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?

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My son had spinal surgery 3 weeks ago. He had slight chest pain during the Pre-op exam (probably induced by anxiety) His EKG was some...
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I had an Echo done and all my numbers come back in the normal range with the exception of Pulmonary Pressure. It came back 40. I had a no...
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Does this M-Mode of my heart looks like right ventricular hypertrophy? I'm worried about PH, but doctors didn't mention anything. TAPSE 2...
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I have moderate pulmonary hypertension from an echo cardiogram I had back in 2011. I had another echo last month ( as I suffered a severe...
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I am a 40 year old female with high blood pressure that is controlled by medication and diet. In January I started experiencing some sho...
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Hi - I am a 30 year old healthy female. Had a child 3.5 years ago with uncomplicated pregnancy and natural labor. Ended up in the hospita...
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Hi, I'm a 35 year old active female. I have 3 kids, and a very successful business. 6 weeks ago during crossfit, I had to stop and start...
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Im 23 year male and very healthy life style and don't smoke. All day I get shortness of breath where breath doesn't go all the way down. ...
I have Pulmonary Hypertension at first I was told PAH then I was told it was due to the left sided heart failure. Two weeks ago I was dia...
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My 3 year old son was born with a 10mm VSD that went undiagnosed for his first 8 months of life. We were told it was a pretty straight fo...
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Sixty-six y/o female with dxed moderate (dobutamine stress echo) PH secondary to COPD. No pressure numbers were provided in the cardiolog...
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I'm a 42 yr F athlete. 5'3"/115. Started cycling/run 4 yrs ago. About yr ago started feeling bad after races. Started having dyspnea esp....
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I'm 22, female, normal weight. A year ago, I started getting extreme exercise intolerance and tachycardia during a flu. These symptoms di...
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I had a echocardiogram because i was afraid i had endocarditis from a dental abscess and it was normal but i am stuck with some values: ...
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What are (echocardiogram) resting as well as during stress test pulmonary pressures upper normal ranges in average size 60 year old men...
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I am a pretty healthy 24 year old male who has gone through a bunch of testing for different reasons over the course of 7 years. It came ...
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from recent 2D echo: mitral Doppler consistent with grade 2 diastolic dysfunction. tissue relaxation velocity abnormal tricuspid va...
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I had two right heart catheterizations back in 2009 that were negative. Still symptomatic. Recently went to see a respirologist and he sa...
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A recent echo showed I have severe pulmonary hypertension. I can't get in to see my pulmonologist for a few weeks. i am an emotional wr...
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For 10 yrs I have had mild to moderate readings of PH on my echos. I tested positive for SCL-70 but no other antibodies so I do not have...
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