Above Dx from a specialized PH clinic in mid-2005, made by echocardiogram with an IV contrast agent, while exercising on a supine bike. I also did a 6-minute walk achieving 1580 feet. My EIPH was described as being caused by my BP being inadequately controlled. Many other tests were performed and all perceived normal. No RH cath.
Present medication daily: diltiazem 120mg, lipitor 10mg, lisinopril 25mg and
65 mm Hg is an elevated pulmonary pressure at any age. There is a specific and very routine evaluation for pulmonary hypertension. I would imagine, if you were seen at a pulmonry hypertension clinic that the etiology of your PHTN was evaluated. It is very important to figure out the underlying cause as there are some treatable causes.
The fact that your pressures are increased and your symptoms seem to be increasing really make it very important to be vigilent in this evaluation. I would discuss these findings with your doctor or the specialist you saw in the pulmonary hypertension clinic.
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