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?

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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Feb 07, 2013
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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 02, 2013
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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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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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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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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Nov 21, 2012
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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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Wow, where to start. Recently my husband has gone through a battery of tests. Most of these tests were a part of rout...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 31, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 22, 2012
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I have been having shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue. I also have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (4.8cm at w...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 16, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 10, 2012
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Hi. I would like to know if a person starts coughing and choking on their mucus, because it's thick and they are not ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Oct 22, 2012
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I am a 37 year old female, normal weight, history of allergic asthma, and diagnosis of mixed connective disease. Rec...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 25, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 15, 2012
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I am concerned about my blood pressure. I have had two 24 hour blood pressure monitors this year and both showed that...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 23, 2012
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I was infected by TB in lungs in the beginning of jan'2012. The treatment has gone well for 7 months. I showed the ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 21, 2012
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can you explain this?? I had an echo done, RVSP of 38. All values otherwise normal, except the following: RV 29mm ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 19, 2012
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My wife had a echocardiogram the other day amd the results said she had a RVSP score of 39/10. She is worried about i...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 05, 2012
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I had a vist to the thyroid doc and the woman did an ultrasound he called it an echo/ Anyway everything was normal ex...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 05, 2012
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Hi. I am a 31 year old female and mother of one 15 month old little boy. In March I had a really bad asthma episode ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Sep 05, 2012
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By t10179uhn Blank
You answered my question previously (rvsp 38 on echo) and I'd like to know when your PA pressures return to normal a...
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By ChesterCookie Blank
when reading up on PH, I always see "shortness of breath." how does one define this? would I be considered short ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 23, 2012
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Hi, I am 17 years old and also 29 weeks pregnant. I went to the high risk doctor for a small PFO in my heart and this...
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hi Dr, I had an echo tonight and my rvsp was 38 and obviously I am worried about pulm hypertension. Everything el...
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