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Pulmonary hypertension

Current definition

March 2020

We have removed the need for it to be primary.

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We have removed the need for it to be primary.

 

Previous definitions

November 2015

Primary pulmonary hypertension – of specified severity

A definite diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypertension by a consultant cardiologist or specialist in respiratory medicine. There must be clinical impairment of heart function resulting in the permanent loss of ability to perform physical activities to at least Class III of the New York Heart Association classification of functional capacity.

For the above definition, the following is not covered:

  • pulmonary hypertension secondary to any other cause i.e. not primary.