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A 31-year-old female asked:

my echo from 5 years ago read mild pulmonary hypertension. my doctor thinks it is a misread. my reading was 36 mmhg. im very nervous bc i started reading about it and it's scaring me.

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O PULMONARY HTN: You need to get copies of your office notes and Echo . Then get a Pulmonary and Cardiology consult. They will help determine Primary vs Secondary Pulmonary HTN and go over treatment options. Please see the specialist in your area and get repeat ECHO and TEE.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Echo: The logical thing would be to get another echocardiogram in my opinion.
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Pulm hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension can be serious. Diagnosis by echocardiogram can be difficult and subtle. Consider requesting consultation with a Pulmonologist with experience. Early treatment could potentially be critical. The pulmonologist may agree with the misread or may suggest Right Heart Catheterization procedure to be sure.

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