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cause of baby pulmonary hypertension

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
High heart pressure: Pulmonary hypertension can be defined in multiple ways. This can include mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25mmHg or a specific measure of p ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Sometimes: Newborns don't have as many alveoli as do adults so many chronic problems in childhood can be grown out of such as lung damage from use of a ventilato ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Viagra (sildenafil) , also known as revatio, when used to treat pulmonary hypertension, dilates blood vessels and is used to treat pulmonary hypertens ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Sildenafil - the active ingredient in viagra (sildenafil) - is fda approved as Revatio for treatment of pulmonary HTN in adults. It is likely that it ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Unless your child was born prematurely and had pulmonary hypertension diagnosed at that time or had a heart defect at birth...The diagnosis of pH is e ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Usuallly resolves: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is chronic lung disease in preterm infants that occurs following mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy for acute ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Often : Often times, memory issues in children are actually attention problems - they don't know what was just said to them because they weren't even listenin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Must see a doctor: Children or infants can usually be diagnosed with pulmonary HTN with the help of echocardiography though a heart catheterization is required to confir ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Pulmonary HTN: If confirmed by a catheter study then there is a differential diagnosis list to assess cause,do not smoke,do drugs,avoid amphetamines etc:go and discu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Shortness of breath and limitation of ability to exert are the most common symptoms of pulmonary htn.
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