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Cause of primary pulmonary hypertension

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
See a specialist: This is a serious condition and is best handled by a physician who specializes in this condition.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing di... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
Pulmonary Critical Care 14 years experience
See a doctor : There are many new therapies available for pulmonary hypertension. The most important thing you can do is to see a physician experienced in treating t... Read More
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Pulmonary HTN Rx: You need to be under the care of someone who cares for Pulmonary arterial hypertension on a regular basis. You can check the pulmonary HTN association... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Pulmonary HTN: That is not the result from another cause. This is much more rare than secondary phtn.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Shortness of breath: I am not sure that i understand your question, but if you're asking what it feels like, i would have to say it usually generates a feeling of shortnes... Read More
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Primary ph is now known as idiopathic... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Life-threatening: Untreated, it can be fatal. There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Many: There are several tests that a patient goes through to confirm primary pulmonary htn. The process usually begins with an ultrasound of the heart (echo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Good question: I had a patient with a failure of normal breathing control in brainstem .She had pulmonary hypertension. Thus, i think that enters into the causative ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Short of breath: The initial symptoms include shortness of breath at exertion which can progress to shortness of breath at rest. Other symptoms can include chest pain ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
This is highly: Variable depending on severity & response to treatment ...Discuss with your pulmonologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Untreated pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening condition. Medications have been developed that can improve the condition and the outcome.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends: Primary pulmonary hypertension is a pretty rare disease fortunately. Again, fortunately, over the past several years we have had the introduction of ... Read More

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