Pulmonary Hypertension Expert Forum
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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?

IMPORTANT!! If you have a question that requires immediate medical attention, or if you think you may have an emergency situation, please call your doctor or 911 IMMEDIATELY!

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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 15, 2013
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By sudsy120 Blank
I have been diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and am just curious as to what the cause of death is...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 15, 2013
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By Kanzi Blank
Dear doctor, I am a 36 year old woman with history of asthma (15 yrs) which has been most of the time under control...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 28, 2013
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 08, 2013
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By Damien3981 Blank
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 ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 24, 2013
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By mommy52 Blank
My questions: I have shortness of breath just while I am sitting and doing nothing. I also have it on exertion. Somet...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 24, 2013
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By youwho Blank
A little off-topic, but I would very much appreciate knowing if occasional but persistent shortness of breath one mon...
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By mommy52 Blank
I forgot to mention I took Redux for about a year maybe a little longer Echo in 2003 showed mitral and tricuspid regu...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 18, 2013
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By Damien3981 Blank
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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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 18, 2013
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By robin759 Blank
Hi, I am 54yr old female, obese and have sleep apnea. I suffer from panic attacks and PVCs as well as occassional...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 29, 2013
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By wyvernwriter Blank
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 -...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 16, 2013
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By Reg001 Blank
My last pregnancy ended with a C-Section. The rest of the hospital stay was normal. I started having complications ...
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By sarah04455 Blank
My husband visited the er this weekend. He was told he had fibrosis on his lungs. He failed a pulmonary function test...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 08, 2013
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By NrsMami Blank
I am 26 years old (no history of asthma or respiratory illnesses) and 20 wks preg with a singleton and have been expe...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 01, 2013
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By RuthieRod Blank
I was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism last month and I'm not sure if I have pulmonary hypertension. And also I've...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 18, 2013
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By lvfrogs Blank
Hello Dr. I have just recently been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension - during (and the results of) a heart cath...
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Minnie9090May 20, 2013
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By Minnie9090 Blank
I’m a 45 year old female, 5’5” and my weight fluctuates around 200 pounds give or take 10, lately fluctuating up. Cur...
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genlhMay 18, 2013
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I am 19 weeks pregnant and I have been having heart palpitations for a few weeks so my OB/GYN sent me to a cardiologi...
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By bigg12x Blank
Im 22 year old male who did a tummy tuck and chest gyno surgrey due to a drastic weightloss. the surgrey was done yea...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 18, 2013
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By jujulang Blank
Hello, I had an echo is 2009 that showed mild pulmonary hypertension at 37 . Just had a repeat the other day, Dr ca...
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By loreelew Blank
I asked about a desaturation index of 17.1 on my sleep study previously. I have also found out that my saturation dro...
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I have severe cardiac microvascular endothelial dysfunction. I am frequently SOB with minimal exertion. I understand ...
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