Home > Lung Disease > Pulmonary Hypertension Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Dec 09, 2009 by RFrantz, Views: 3706 Pulmonary Hypertension. Dr. Robert Frantz, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses pulmonary hypertension, which is having high pressure in the lungs. There are a number of different causes of pulmonary hypertension. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath, chest pain, or feeling faint with activity, or fainting. This illness can affect young people. Newer treatments include some of the medicines used for erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra.