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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By loreelew Blank
I am a 49 year old female under going investigation for PH. I recently had a sleep study done because I wake up 4 to ...
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momkphApr 17, 2013
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 18, 2013
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By momkph Blank
Four years ago I was diagnosed with PH due to sleep apnea and had a pressure of 29. Had a repeat echo last week and ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Mar 01, 2013
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By pathfinder777 Blank
I am a 41 year old male that is extremely active mountain biking 4 days per week and surfing 2-3 days per week. Last ...
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Teddybear556Mar 25, 2013
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By Teddybear556 Blank
Is it normal for a person's BP to shoot up to 194/112 5 minutes into a Cardiopulmonary Stress Test? My normal BP ...
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By ljb8163 Blank
Hi Doctor, It's been almost a year since my last post, my shortness of breath persists and now i'm experiencing a...
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By wend1900 Blank
My mom has COPD and has had it a couple of years now. She wasn't on oxygen until about two weeks ago. She had been t...
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By loree147 Blank
This is too add to my previous question: The last little while I have noticed if I get up during the night I am quite...
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By Dee0704 Blank
Hello I'm 32 weeks and 5 days pregnant. A few minutes ago my mucus plug just came out. This is my second child. Whe...
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By loree147 Blank
I have posted about this issue before(49 year old female with a 5 year history of shortness of breath on exertion. Ec...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Mar 05, 2013
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Mar 01, 2013
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By Jas07 Blank
9 year old with history of Familial PAH in one parent has reported mild TR between 30-35 mm Hg and 35-37mm Hg respect...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Mar 05, 2013
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By ChicagoDude617 Blank
21 year old male, 142 pounds, don't smoke, drink occasionally. My symptoms started about 2 years ago. I was having...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 22, 2013
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By Okopedi Blank
I am 17 and I am confused as to what is wrong with me. When I was 13 years old, I started having a sharp, stabbing pa...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 18, 2013
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By taragox Blank
I'm a 47 yr old male 5'8" `165 lbs. My blood work is spot on. I had an echo 5 weeks ago for heart palpitations. The f...
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bluewarriorFeb 09, 2013
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jan 29, 2013
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By bluewarrior Blank
I have this question: When is it reversible pulmonary hypertension due to a VSD ? What are the requirements ? Thank...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 07, 2013
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By Jas07 Blank
9 year old with history of familial PH reporting pressures between 30-35 mm Hg. No changes in heart structure. Wh...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 07, 2013
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Newly_Diagnosed250Feb 01, 2013
Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 02, 2013
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By Newly_Diagnosed250 Blank
I was newly diagnosed with "mild PH" due to sleep apnea. Systolic pressure, measured by right heart cath, was 55 whi...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Dec 16, 2012
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By DPM111 Blank
I'm in my late 50s and have been having problems with elevated heart rate and difficulty exercising. I'm generally v...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Dec 03, 2012
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By mickgti455 Blank
I'm on 100 m.g zoloft and 200 m.g lactimal I noticed that my blood pressure goes to 163/100 then I take a co-tareg I...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 24, 2012
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By ckentblue Blank
Hi...I have primary pulmonary hypertension (moderate to severe) and I'm wondering if it would be alright for me to u...
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missyjill1171Nov 21, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 21, 2012
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By missyjill1171 Blank
Hello, I had a baby almost 5 months ago now, after I had him I started noticing a strange sensation in my chest. Whil...
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