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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Bad: Pa HTN will increase. Bad idea. Have f/u with echo.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Bad idea: Untreated pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening condition. Medications have been developed that can improve the condition and the outcome.

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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Approved by FDA: (VENTAVIS) (ILOPROST Generic Name) is approved by FDA for treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension(PTH) in World Health Organisation(WHO) Group 1... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PH Stages: There are not any specific stages of pulmonary hypertension (ph); however, one of the several ways your doctor determines the severity of the ph is by... Read More
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 24 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends : It depends on the cause of the pah.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Yes: Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns. While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acqu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension refers to pulmonary hypertension secondary to an underlying etiology, such as lung disease or heart disease. So these... Read More

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