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Final stages of pulmonary hypertension

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Deconditioning: After such a long hospitalization deconditioning is common. Acute & intensive rehab is important phtn aside.
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
PH and walking: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is not likely the cause of your mother not walking but check with her physician to be certain.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 22 years experience
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
Dr. Rodolfo Pascual
Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Can be-usually not.: Most patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) are the only member of the family affected. Less that 10% will have an affected relative. H... Read More
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Sometimes: The new dana point classification of pulmonary HTN includes an hereditary class. For those pts specific genetic testing for chromosomal abnormalities... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Yes and No: Not all forms of pulmonary hypertension are heritable. Pulmonary hypertension can develop due to severe chronic lung or heart disease, chronic thrombo... Read More
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
It may be inherited: Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 17 years experience
Depends on the cause: Pulmonary hypertension can be caused by a large variety of illnesses - chief amongst them heart failure and chronic respiratory disease. These are be... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
High Blood Pressure : Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. There are many types and causes. You should definitely seek out either a lung specialist o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 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. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Three main effects: There are numerous effects of pulmonary hypertension. The three main symptoms include chest pain, faint (known as syncope) and dyspnea (shortness of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: Systemic hypertension (blood pressure measured with a cuff on the arm) is not related to pulmonary hypertension (blood pressure estimated/measured wit... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Bisoprolol for PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) can be caused by heart disease. If so, medication such as bisoprolol may be helpful. Bisoprolol would not be beneficial ... Read More