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what is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension

A 43-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 57-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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Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
In : In short, the answer is no.We do know that it may have adverse effects on people with lung issues. This should be discussed with the pulmonary doctor ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Haft
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Typically an estimat: Echocardiography typically estimates pulmonary artery pressure indirectly. PA pressure is measured directly with heart catheterization. Echo is a go ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Hypertension loosly refers to high blood pressure of any cause, but usually the routine high blood pressure in all arteries in the body. Pulmonary hy ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Indirect: Hypertension can result in cardimyopatthy. This i. Turn can lead to intracardiac clot that can subsequently embolize.
A 97-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary: Briefly pulmonary venous congestion is one cause of pulmonary hypertension , pulmonary hypertension has multiple causes. Pulmonary venous congestion ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Lung vs body: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is when there is an increase in pressure in the pulmonary circulation, leading to shortness of breath, regular hypertnesi ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
39 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Terminology: pulmonary artery disease is a vague term that may relate to any abnormal process in the pulmonary arterial system, however, pulmonary arterial hyperte ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More d ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Pulmonary fibrosis is, generally speaking, scarring of the lungs. Certain types progress faster than others. There is no such thing as pulmonary steno ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Strokes?: Hypertension , if it is high enough can cause a bleed into the brain ( a hemmorhagic stroke) and if is untreated for years can cause hardening of the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Clot verus fluid: A pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot usually from the vein in the legs/ pelvis breaks off and lodges in the pulmonary arteries. This causes a str ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
CAD CHF: CAD is narrowed arteries of the heart, may cause heart attack, which may cause heart to get weak & not pump well causing heart failure. In heart fail ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
PTX vs. Pulm Edema: Pulmonary edema can be though of as backed up fluid in the lungs, usually due to diseases involving the heart or the lung. Pneomothorax can be thought ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Mathematical: The relationship can be expressed as a variant of darcy' law; flow (q) = pressure/resistance. In the human circulatory system: q = (map – rap)/tpr (ma ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
None: Leg cramps are not part of the typical symptom complex that pulm HTN patients experience. Most common is shortness of breath, chest pain and faint. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Fluid vs Clot: Pulmonary edema is a swelling and fluid accumulation in the lung tissue. A pulmonary embolism is a clot that has travelled (usually) from the legs, t ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Stahl
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Breath and pressure: Hyperpnea is excessive deep breathing. Hypertension is elevated blood pressure.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Both: May be due to somethng as simple as magnesium deficiency.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Subset of other: The overall process of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease involves the disease processes in the walls of the blood vessels that cause blockages a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Likely None: Probably no relationship. Pulmonary hypertension patients take diuretics (water pills) which can deplete potassium and magnesium; low levels of these ... Read More
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