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how do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Treatment: Now this is tough one! pulmonary hypertension due to several reasons--- one if them is mitral regurg. Nowmitral regurg could be due to congenital or infectious reasons. Surgical treatment of mitral regurg ( valve replacement) can treat pulm. Hypertension. But if there are chronic changes in lungs due to pulmonary hypertension then surgery might not help latter. Meds are there to treat but no cure!
Answered on Jan 16, 2017
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Dr. Charles Burger
36 years experience Pulmonology
PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity.
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