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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary HypertensionWhy can't I breathe?  Why am I so tired all the time? Could it be pulmonary hypertension?

A rare lung disorder, pulmonary hypertension (PH), occurs when the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery rises way beyond normal levels. PH affects affects people of all ages and ethnicity and more women than men.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swellng in the legs and/or abdomen
  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Fatigue or general weakness


If you have any of these symptoms--or have been treated for these, yet the symptoms persist--consider Southwest General's Pulmonary Hypertension Center for further evaluation.

Part of Southwest General's Heart & Vascular Institute, the PH Center is located within the Outpatient Specialty Center, in Suite A-410, at the hospital's Main Campus.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-SWG-BEAT (794-2328).

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