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Pulmonary Hypertension Fact Sheet

Annual number of hospitalizations among persons with pulmonary hypertension
United States, 1980–2002

Annual number of hospitalizations among persons with pulmonary hypertension
Source: CDC, National Hospital Discharge Survey.
*Increased hospitalization and death rates due to pulmonary hypertension may reflect greater
physician awareness of the disease rather than a growing epidemic of pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension Facts

Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension

Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include:

Other diseases such as congestive heart failure also have these symptoms, so they need to be ruled out before a pulmonary hypertension diagnosis is made.

CDC's Public Health Efforts

CDC’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
Since 1998, CDC has funded state health departments’ efforts to reduce the number of people with heart disease or stroke. Health departments in 41 states and the District of Columbia currently receive funding. The program stresses policy and education to promote heart-healthy and stroke-free living and working conditions.

For More Pulmonary Hypertension Information

For more information about pulmonary hypertension, visit the following Web sites:

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