Pulmonary hypertension for the non-specialist

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare and complex disease that arises from a wide range of underlying conditions. Therapeutic options have expanded enormously over the last two decades resulting in major improvements in prognosis for some patients. As a consequence, it is vital that the disease is recognised early and referred on to specialist centres for further investigation and definitive diagnosis to improve prognosis in this life-altering condition.