“Pulmonary hypoplasia is a condition characterized by small, underdeveloped lungs that can affect not only breathing but also heart function, ability to feed, hearing and overall development. Some children with pulmonary hypoplasia develop a related condition known as pulmonary hypertension, which causes high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs (the pulmonary arteries). Over time, this pressure causes the pulmonary arteries to narrow, making the right side of the heart work harder as it forces blood through the narrowed arteries.” Read More
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