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pulmonary hypertension question does it ever reverse itself

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Not on its own: It is a very serious condition that needs specialized treatment. Depending on the cause, if treatment is initiated early the pressures may decrease al ... Read More
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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
31 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension can reverse itself if the inciting cause can be fixed before the pulmonary hypertension becomes permanent. Examples o ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It is too general: The treatment is nearly totally different and too complex to be discussed in this forum. You need to ask your doctor to explain the differences.
Dr. James Thompson
27 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No.: Pulmonary hypertension requires specific medicines. Heart failure completely different medicines, though significant pulmonary hypertension can cause ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
25 years experience 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Please see link: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/pulmonary/pulmonary-hypertension/#diagnosis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
21 years experience 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Depends : It depends on the cause of the pah.

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