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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Deconditioning: After such a long hospitalization deconditioning is common. Acute & intensive rehab is important phtn aside.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
PHTN: Pulmonary hypertension can "strain" the right heart leading to edema which is frequently treated with diuretics. An echocardiogram will show how high ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Please see link: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/pulmonary/pulmonary-hypertension/#diagnosis.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience in Pulmonology
PH Stages: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) does not have stages; however, the symptoms are often graded using a functional class system. Class i is little to no symp ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
1 thru 4: Stages may refer to functional class which is i: no symptoms ii: symptoms with moderate exertion iii: symptoms with minimal exertion(short walk) ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
High BP in the lung: The pressure in the blood vessels of the lung is increased in pulmonary htn. Causes can include heart disease, disease of the lung and primary disease ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
See below: Normal pulmonary artery pressure (pap) in a person living at sea level has mean value of 12-16 mm of hg.Pulmonary hypertension is present when mean p ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Pulmonary hypertension is not one disease, but several, and how inherited it is depends on the type of disease and the cause. There is a type called ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it. Tracleer, (bosentan) revatio, letaris are some of the drugs ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
High pressure: Pulmonary hypertension is a rise the pressure readings in the pulmonary vascular bed. It can be estimated using a study called a cardiac ultrasound/e ... Read More
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