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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9 year old with history of familial PH reporting pressures between 30-35 mm Hg.
No changes in heart structure.

What precautions should one take to initiate lowering of pressures and/or prevent progression?

Thanks.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I can not answer your question about a 9 year old child with PA pressures "reportedly between 30-35 mmHg".  Please seek attention with a PH specialist or consider a repeat post with actual information.  

Best,

Dr. Rich  
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