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 Aug 20, 2012
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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 ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 20, 2012
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By missyjill1171 Blank
5 years ago I suffered a pulmonary embolism. Since then it has been completely resolved. I am currently 7 weeks post ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 07, 2012
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By brichad Blank
hello,,i am a 42 yro male.. i began having tightness and sometimes consistant pain in my chest, also i will wake up ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Aug 06, 2012
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By Jacq40 Blank
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 d...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 25, 2012
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By ljb8163 Blank
Hi Doctor, Your first response was very helpful and I went to seek a second opinion. The second Cardiologist I saw...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 19, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 17, 2012
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By Carl57 Blank
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 mod...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jul 02, 2012
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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 ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jun 19, 2012
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By momoftwo74 Blank
Hi, My husband is 32 years old and relatively healthy. He had an echocardiogram ordered by his primary care physica...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jun 13, 2012
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By nickie53 Blank
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 ev...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jun 13, 2012
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By davidzar Blank
Hello Dr, I had a CT scan done 3 weeks ago and they found trace upper lobe bronchiectasis. Mild bronchiectasis. The d...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jun 13, 2012
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By saks10 Blank
Thank you for your reply to my previous question,can I trouble you again. What would blood pressure readings be like...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Jun 07, 2012
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By saks10 Blank
I have had an Echo done and have been told that there is an enlargement of the right side of the heart.Pulmonary hype...
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By saks10 Blank
Hello Dr Rich Can you tell me whether blood pressure would generally be high or low with pulmonary(arterial ?) hype...
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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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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 22, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 18, 2012
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By mm419 Blank
Dr. Rich My friend has been diagnosed with idiopathic primary pulmonary artery hypertension. He is 51 and is on ox...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 08, 2012
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By Tbam1214 Blank
I have recently had a right heart cath done due to ongoing chest pain, chronic shortness of breath, I also have COPD ...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 03, 2012
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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...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD May 02, 2012
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 20, 2012
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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 (whic...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 26, 2012
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By father123 Blank
My daughter is 7 days old. She was delivered via C-Section. We were discharged from hospital normally. We had to go t...
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Jonathan D. Rich, MD Apr 24, 2012
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By hercatron Blank
I have failed pulmonary test twice . I cannot take a deep breath or exhale fast causes me to have dry heave. my lung...
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