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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?

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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Hello Dr, I am also wondering if you can answer this for me: I had two small PE's in 2007, one in arterial segment and one in subsegment that I've completely recovered from. I'm wondering what the chances of developing PH are from havi...
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5 years ago I suffered a pulmonary embolism. Since then it has been completely resolved. I am currently 7 weeks post partum. During my pregancy, i suffered from frequent tachycardia Lately, I've been having the sensation of chest heavine...
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hello,,i am a 42 yro male.. i began having tightness and sometimes consistant pain in my chest, also i will wake up and feel like i cant breath, i will feel like im gasping for extended periods of time..i went to cardiologist and they d...
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Hi Dr. Rich, I am a 40 year old female with two small children who was sent to have an echo done due to fatigue. I don't get a lot of sleep which is what I wrote it off being but my echo came back saying "mild pulmonary hypertension". ...
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Hi Doctor, Your first response was very helpful and I went to seek a second opinion. The second Cardiologist I saw thought it was odd that the pulmonary pressure wasnt reported on my initial echo test. When I contacted the first Cardi...
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My wife has had 2 echos done in the past 9 months. The 1st with RVSP of 35 to 42, second RVSP of 37 with mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation and mild mitral regurgitation, no heart enlargement or other signs of heart problems. EKG...
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I have a one year old with a trach she was born a preemie so she couldn't breath on her own. I need to fly to the US I live in Puerto Rico she has a Oxygen concentrator in the house but that one is not allow in the Plane please help me c...
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Hi, My husband is 32 years old and relatively healthy. He had an echocardiogram ordered by his primary care physican because there is a strong history of valve disease in his family. His echocardiogram showed that his PA pressure was 2...
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My daughter was 12 years old at the time a Dr. put her on 37.5 phentermine pills to lost weight she gave it to her every 3months for a year with no break and 1year and a half later she was diagnose with pulmonary hypertension and she nev...
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Hello Dr, I had a CT scan done 3 weeks ago and they found trace upper lobe bronchiectasis. Mild bronchiectasis. The dr said that there is a little bit of scarring in the upper lobes on both sides. He said this is a bit unusual and asked ...
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Thank you for your reply to my previous question,can I trouble you again. What would blood pressure readings be like for PAH or RV dysfunction? (would they be high or low as a rule) Also my sat readings are usually above 97-98% would t...
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I have had an Echo done and have been told that there is an enlargement of the right side of the heart.Pulmonary hypertension and mild right ventricular dysfunction were also mentioned by the Respiratory consultant that asked for the ec...
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Hello Dr Rich Can you tell me whether blood pressure would generally be high or low with pulmonary(arterial ?) hypertension with copd. I often have cyanosis on my fingers and feet and sometimes my lips go blue. Sometimes the tips of ...
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Sorry I forgot to also ask what the Blood Pressure readings be like for Pulmonary Hypertension Thank you
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Dr. Rich My friend has been diagnosed with idiopathic primary pulmonary artery hypertension. He is 51 and is on oxygen and various medications. I was looking on the web for more information on his condition and treatments. I read an...
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I have recently had a right heart cath done due to ongoing chest pain, chronic shortness of breath, I also have COPD with low DLCO. What do the following measurements mean from the right heart cath and what would be the best next step to...
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I am a 19 year old female and have been experiencing chest problems for the last three weeks or so. It started with a mild but sudden shortness of breath, and since then I have experienced painin my left shoulder and in my chest when bre...
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I just delivered my son March 22, 2012. At 33 wks I was admitted to the hospital for a week with a suspected PE (which i've had one in 2004 caused by birth control and smoking-haven't smoked obviously or birth control since. In 2004 they...
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My daughter is 7 days old. She was delivered via C-Section. We were discharged from hospital normally. We had to go to hospital a day later due to a low body temperature. (the rectal temp was 96 two times). However, after coming to hospi...
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I have failed pulmonary test twice . I cannot take a deep breath or exhale fast causes me to have dry heave. my lung feel clear xrays show is clean I have gased at work ncg gas and never been the same since, need help what to do next a...
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