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idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in children

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
PAH: Complicated question, there are lots of therapies some effective, but no cures, best treated by a specialist in pulmonary hypertension.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blue skin: Blue skin requires hypoxemia, pah can be present without hypoxemia.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No direct: Associations that I am aware of.
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Link: Therapeutic phlebotomy can potentially help all 3 conditions but there is no pathophysioligic link.
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Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience Cardiology
Probably: High levels of circulating cd34 cells, dacrocytes, clonal hematopoiesis, and jak2 mutation differentiate myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia from se ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulmonary hypertensi: Pulmonary artery hypertension is usually secondary to chronic pulmonary disease or left sided heart disease and develops gradually. Primary or idiopat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Lungs vs body: Arterial hypertension is simply high blood pressure, as in 150/95 vs a normal 120/80. Pulmonary hypertension is increased pressure in the vessels send ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Usually accurate : A follow up study, challenge w a medication testing may be recommended by your Cardiologist, as indicated.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
PAH and HELLP=danger: Not sure of a causal link, but if a patient with pah becomes pregnant, there is a 30-50% chance of death. There was an abstract published last yea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Peripheral vs Lung: Systemic arterial hypertension or just regular hypertension is elevated pressure in aorta or peripheral circulation (arms, legs). Pulmonary hypertensi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes, if: If the pulmonary hypertension is due to liver problems, the solution is liver transplant. Much more complicated situations where separate conditions e ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Both: The heart and lungs are closely aligned and PAH is a condition of both. To determine your pulmonary artery pressure non-invasively, ask your GP to ord ... Read More
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