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the Plains, OH
A 55-year-old female asked:

My pa pressure is 65, how bad is that? i also have a enlarged heart, chest pressure, lung scarring from a blood clot in each lung. will i die soon?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Depend on severity : You have severe pulmonary hypertension. Many causes, but by your history probably due to pulmonary embolism. Can be idiopathic, due to left heart disease, lung disease, thromboembolic disease and multifactorial. Treatment include oxygen, anticiagulation, diuretics, ca blockers, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, inhaled nitric oxide, prostacyclin. Talk to your doctor, if severe, surgery is an option.
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