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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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Please help!!! I had a noticed a few extra heart beats here and there. My dad had open heart in December to repair his mitral valve, he was 58 and had severe regurg. He recovered and all is well. Well do to that hx I decided to get a ...
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I have Mitral Valve disease and my cardiologist has told me that this leaky valve has caused me to have Pulmonary Hypertension. I see my cardiologist every three months to discuss if it is time to have the valve replace (open heart surge...
Missypauline | Last answer
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I have had an echo done where I was told that I have mild to moderate mitral valve regurgitation. The pressure was 47mmhg. I saw a pulmonologist who said he believes I have secondary pulmonary hypertension. Waiting to here from my cardi...
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I recently had an echo done with an RVSP of 36 mmHg. I'm a single mom and scared to death that I could have PH. I went in for heart palpitations and dizziness. So the RSVP was an incidental finding. The ENT thinks the dizziness is due ...
Me1420 | Last answer
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Hi hope some one can give me advice in February 2013 I was pregnant and had a miscarriage at 17 weeks after I got my period I went on the mini pill then kept getting periods every 2 weeks and I took that for 6 weeks and stopped it due to...
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I have been diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and am just curious as to what the cause of death is in patient's with PAH? Is it usually due to the right - sided failure or something else? Do most patients that succum...
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Dear doctor, I am a 36 year old woman with history of asthma (15 yrs) which has been most of the time under control . 8 years ago i was diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease. So far i have had a mild/moderate form of the dis...
Kanzi | Last answer
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Hi There, My 2.5 year old son has just been diagnosed with PH. At this point in time we are awaiting the call for the catheter to be inserted to check his pressures. My son also had a large VSD(10mm) repaired at 9 months of age. He wa...
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My questions: I have shortness of breath just while I am sitting and doing nothing. I also have it on exertion. Sometimes I can feel my heart beating irregular and hard at the upper part of sternum. I recently had an EKG when I went to R...
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A little off-topic, but I would very much appreciate knowing if occasional but persistent shortness of breath one month after discontinuing the antibiotic minocycline, which was taken at 100 mg day for only one week for dermatitis, is an...
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I forgot to mention I took Redux for about a year maybe a little longer Echo in 2003 showed mitral and tricuspid regurgitation mild to severe. Any relation to PH?
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If PH is caused by sleep apnea, is it possible that if the sleep apnea is controlled the PH will be resolved with time?
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Hi, I am 54yr old female, obese and have sleep apnea. I suffer from panic attacks and PVCs as well as occassional sinus tacycardia. My heart has been checked six ways from Sunday with Echo's, Stress tests, EKGs, Holter monitor, l...
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I'm 20, and I've been to the ER 2 times in the last 5 or 6 days complaining of horrific chest pain. It's everywhere -- my left shoulder, armpit, and arm, my back under my shoulder blades and in the middle, my neck, my head, my pectorals,...
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My last pregnancy ended with a C-Section. The rest of the hospital stay was normal. I started having complications 4 days postop. I started having massive swelling and alot of shortness of breath. I was hospitalized where they did an...
Reg001 | Last answer
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My husband visited the er this weekend. He was told he had fibrosis on his lungs. He failed a pulmonary function test today. He is now being referred to a pulmonary specialist. He was told this is from working and breathing in with wood ...
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I am 26 years old (no history of asthma or respiratory illnesses) and 20 wks preg with a singleton and have been experiencing Sob upon exertion, which lately has progressed to being sob just getting up and walking, palpitations, tachycar...
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I was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism last month and I'm not sure if I have pulmonary hypertension. And also I've never had heart burn so I'm having a difficult time distinguishing the difference evrthing. I'm on Lovenox so they tell...
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Hello Dr. I have just recently been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension - during (and the results of) a heart catherization. My cardio doctor sent me to a pulmonologist who confirmed the diagnosis but also wants to see a chest xray an...
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I’m a 45 year old female, 5’5” and my weight fluctuates around 200 pounds give or take 10, lately fluctuating up. Currently I don’t exercise on a regular basis (other than short to medium bursts of dancing periodically throughout my bett...
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