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Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension Not to be Ignored

Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension Not to be Ignored

by Stephanie Meadows
The pulmonary artery carries blood from the heart to the lungs, where it gets oxygenated. It is a low-pressure blood vessel with an average pressure between 8 and 20 mmHg. If the resting average blood pressure in the pulmonary artery increases to more than 25 mmHg, pulmonary hypertension is present. Blood pressure in other parts of the body may be normal or even low.

What is SHAPE Testing?

What is SHAPE Testing?

by Yenny (SU)
SHAPE™ is a diagnostic test for pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening condition. SHAPE stands for Submaximal Heart And Pulmonary Evaluation. For some patients, it can replace the need for invasive testing that carries some serious risks.