What is PPH?

What is Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension develops as a response to increased resistance to blood flow. Diffuse narrowing of the pulmonary arterioles occurs. The right side of the heart becomes enlarged due to the increased work load of pumping blood against this resistance. Eventually, progressive heart failure develops.

Historically, people at risk of developing Primary Pulmonary Hypertension were women between 20 and 40 years old, although the disease can affect any sex and age. The incidence is 8 out of 100,000 people. It is rare in children. More common is pulmonary hypertension in infants with persistent fetal circulation.

However, the common use of Fen-Phen diet drugs Redux and Pondimin have led to an unprecidented number of new Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) cases over the last 10 years. The FDA removed these popular diet drugs from the marketplace in 1997 because of links to Primary Pulmonary Hypertension and other heart conditions such as mitral and aortic valve regurgitation.

If you have taken Redux or Pondimin and have experienced any of the following medical conditions, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension:

  • Progressive shortness of breath with activity
  • Hyperventilation
  • Chest pain under the sternum
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Lightheadedness with upright posture
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing up blood

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