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what does it mean when your pulmonary hypertension is high mine is 44
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PH indicates there is a higher than normal resistance the right ventricle pumps against to send blood to be oxygenated by the lungs.  The higher resistance can be due to narrow pulmonary artery from a blood clot (thrombosis) and/or the lungs has clots (embolism) or other defects.

When PH is high there can be an enlargement of the right ventricle to compensate from the increased pressure. If and when the right ventricle enlarges that can decrease the ability to effectively pump with enough force to adequately supply blood to the left ventricle (less blood pumped the lungs, less oxygenated blood to the left ventricle and eventually heart failure.  That would be the etiology and worst case scenario.

Has the doctor determined the underlying cause for the high pulmonary pressure? Thanks for sharing and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.  Take care.
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what do they usually do for it
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Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension would be to reduce pulmonary pressure, reduce symptoms, increase activity tolerance, etc. and treatment range from medication to worst scenario to a transplant. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a relatively rare disease that has no cure yet.

However, treatment can lower patients' pulmonary pressure, reduce symptoms, increase the capacity for activity, and prolong lifespan. Treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension range from medications to transplant surgery.
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thank you for your input do you have this I am going to see a specialist on this a little scarey I had a sleep study test that was negative but the only thing it show was that my oxgen level went down  low for about 30 mins and I have shortness of breath thank you for all your help.
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No, I don't have high pulmonary pressure of medical significance, but there is some calcification of the valve that could cause right ventricle enlargement due to increased pressure to pump blood to the lungs.

Thanks for your response.  Take care and wish you wel going forward.
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