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Pulmonary Hypertension Forum

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition associated with high blood pressure in the arteries that connect your heart with your lungs. It is a serious condition for which there are many emerging treatments but no definite cure. In this disease, the blood vessels that carry oxygen-poor blood from your heart to your lungs become hard and narrow, which causes your heart to work harder to pump the blood. This forum is a place to ask questions about Pulmonary Hypertension. Some examples are: What caused me to get pulmonary hypertension? How is pulmonary hypertension diagnosed? What treatment options are available?

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My son had spinal surgery 3 weeks ago. He had slight chest pain during the Pre-op exam (probably induced by anxiety) His EKG was somehow abnormal so they sent him for an Echo. It stated right ventricular systolic pressure 37 mmHg al...
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I had an Echo done and all my numbers come back in the normal range with the exception of Pulmonary Pressure. It came back 40. I had a normal X-ray thats states no acute cardiopulmonary disease. Aortic root shows some mild sclerosis. A...
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Does this M-Mode of my heart looks like right ventricular hypertrophy? I'm worried about PH, but doctors didn't mention anything. TAPSE 24mm, my RVSP was 25mmHg (TR 2.27m/s) Photo is here: http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/show/482376
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I have moderate pulmonary hypertension from an echo cardiogram I had back in 2011. I had another echo last month ( as I suffered a severe episode in March where I blacked out and my BP dropped 80/60). I don"t think I've recovered from it...
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I am a 40 year old female with high blood pressure that is controlled by medication and diet. In January I started experiencing some shortness of breath and mild chest discomfort, slight dizzy feeling when standing up or bending over. ...
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Hi - I am a 30 year old healthy female. Had a child 3.5 years ago with uncomplicated pregnancy and natural labor. Ended up in the hospital 2 days postpartum with pulmonary edema - postpartum preeclampsia was diagnosis. I had no risk fact...
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Hi, I'm a 35 year old active female. I have 3 kids, and a very successful business. 6 weeks ago during crossfit, I had to stop and started hyperventilating. It lasted about 45 minutes with extreme dizziness, and since then, I've had ext...
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Im 23 year male and very healthy life style and don't smoke. All day I get shortness of breath where breath doesn't go all the way down. It seems to go away when I eat like crazy as in full my stomach.EVEN WHEN IM NOT HUNGRY I EAT FOR NO...
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I have Pulmonary Hypertension at first I was told PAH then I was told it was due to the left sided heart failure. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a pulmonary emboilism in my lower right lobe. I was told the right sided of my heart is ...
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My 3 year old son was born with a 10mm VSD that went undiagnosed for his first 8 months of life. We were told it was a pretty straight forward procedure and had the VSD closed immediately. We were sent home from hospital with Lasix and k...
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Sixty-six y/o female with dxed moderate (dobutamine stress echo) PH secondary to COPD. No pressure numbers were provided in the cardiologist report. My COPD is severe FEV1 45% but DLCO only 35% and I am fully O2 dependent. I can walk a...
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I'm a 42 yr F athlete. 5'3"/115. Started cycling/run 4 yrs ago. About yr ago started feeling bad after races. Started having dyspnea esp. with climbing (hills while running/cycling), stairs, rendered me struggling to breathe. My dyspnea/...
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I'm 22, female, normal weight. A year ago, I started getting extreme exercise intolerance and tachycardia during a flu. These symptoms did not entirely go away afterwards and I was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome...
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I had a echocardiogram because i was afraid i had endocarditis from a dental abscess and it was normal but i am stuck with some values: RVOT Flow PV Flow pV 108.6cm/sec S: 79cm/s D: 56.5cm/s S/D: 1.4 PV...
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What are (echocardiogram) resting as well as during stress test pulmonary pressures upper normal ranges in average size 60 year old men? I am more interested in systolic since echocardiogram does not measure diastolic.How accurate are ...
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I am a pretty healthy 24 year old male who has gone through a bunch of testing for different reasons over the course of 7 years. It came out that i have POTs and the treatment was 40mgs of nadolol and i was on it for a year and half and ...
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from recent 2D echo: mitral Doppler consistent with grade 2 diastolic dysfunction. tissue relaxation velocity abnormal tricuspid valve Doppler indicated right heart calculated pressure of 55 mm (per Dr markedly abnormal for a 59 yo...
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I had two right heart catheterizations back in 2009 that were negative. Still symptomatic. Recently went to see a respirologist and he said my diffusion dropped to 69% though everything else was normal including the chest xray. Therefore...
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A recent echo showed I have severe pulmonary hypertension. I can't get in to see my pulmonologist for a few weeks. i am an emotional wreck, unable to function. It sounds like a bleak diagnosis. Can you please provide more information.
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For 10 yrs I have had mild to moderate readings of PH on my echos. I tested positive for SCL-70 but no other antibodies so I do not have a diagnosis of scleroderma as I have no other symptoms of the disease other than GI issues and this...
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