Pulmonary Hypertension Expert Forum
Pulmonary hypertension
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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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Pulmonary hypertension

Hello,

I'm a 52 year old female and had a routine echo done which suggets plumonary hypertension at 30mmg with no enlargement of right ventricle and I have absolutely no symptoms and work out regularly?  The internist is now suggesting I have a battery of tests done, blood work, CT Scan, lung tests.  It scared the heck out of me......Should I be concerned about Pulmonary Hypertension and seek a ph specialist?  

Looking forward to hearing back from you!

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