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Dr. James Lin
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can you takebisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension?

Can you takebisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension?

Bisoprolol for PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) can be caused by heart disease. If so, medication such as bisoprolol may be helpful. Bisoprolol would not be beneficial for pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). ...Read more

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Difference between pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary atrial hypertension?

Difference between pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary atrial hypertension?

PH and PAH: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is often first detected by echocardiogram and may be caused by a variety of conditions. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is caused narrowing of the small lung arteries and must be diagnosed by heart catheterization. PAH requires treatment by an expert specialist. ...Read more

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Can bisoprolol be used for pulmonary hypertension?

Can bisoprolol be used for pulmonary hypertension?

No: Bisoprolol and its drug class, the beta blockers, are being studied for use in pulmonary hypertension. There isn’t a definite answer on it yet. As of now, while some individual practitioners might feel comfortable prescribing it on the basis of of their own experience, my own assessment is that the majority of evidence does not support the use of bisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension at this time. ...Read more

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Is the medication adcirca (tadalafil) helpful to treat pulmonary hypertension?

Is the medication adcirca (tadalafil) helpful to treat pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: Adcirca (tadalafil) is a once a day pde 5 drug similar to viagra and affects the Nitric Oxide pathway for pulm HTN which has deficient Nitric Oxide causing arterial constriction. It may be used alone or with other drugs(eras and prostanoids). The drug is indicated for stage 2/3 pulm htn. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension treatable?

Is pulmonary hypertension treatable?

PAH is treatable: FDA approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists, ambrisentan and bosentan; nitric oxide pathway, riociguat, tadalafil and sildenafil; and Prostanoids (iloprost, epoprostenol, and treprostinil) that can be oral, inhaled, or intravenous or subcutaneous infusion. These treatments widen lung blood vessels and ease the symptoms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ...Read more

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How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

Very different: Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure in the lungs and associated with chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting spells. Essential or systemic hypertension is different and is high pressure in blood vessels outside of the lungs. It can cause headaches, cheat pain but usually no fainting spells. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?

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 that can be used in the right situation. ...Read more

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Are any treatments helpful for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Are any treatments helpful for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?

PAH: Complicated question, there are lots of therapies some effective, but no cures, best treated by a specialist in pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension hereditary?

Is pulmonary hypertension hereditary?

It may be inherited: Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5. ...Read more

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How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli). ...Read more

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

What is pulmonary hypertension?

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 pa pressure is above25 mm of hg at rest or 30 mm of hg with exercise! ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension the same as hypertension?

No: Pulmonary HTN refers to increased pressures in the arteries between the heart and lung downstream from the right ventricle while hypertension refers to systemic arterial high blood pressure (the arteries that are downstream from the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertention a heart or lung condition?

Pulmonary hypertention a heart or lung condition?

Dual workup: Typically you should see both a cardiologist and pulmonologist individually to work this up since they will often take different but complimentary approaches. ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

Can viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: However it depends on the etiology of the pulmonary hypertension. Congenital heart disease is considered group 1 pah and as such can be treated with drugs like sildenafil(viagra), eras and prostanoids. ...Read more

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How effective is amlodipine (Norvasc) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is amlodipine (Norvasc) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Indirect: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker type of blood pressure medication. It's purpose is to treat and control hypertension. High blood pressure can contribute to the development and worsening of CAD among many other factors so the medication is only indirectly helping to treat CAD. Diet, exercise, and not smoking are all effective in helping combat and even preventing CAD for most people. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary hypertension and hypertension two different things?

Are pulmonary hypertension and hypertension two different things?

PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read more

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What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?

What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?

Several choices: In the absence of other heart problems i would tend to try amlodipine in someone with high blood pressure and mild pulmonary hypertension. However many other medications such as acei or arb, beta blockers, Diltiazem or diuretics could also be appropriate. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

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Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

Elevated blood pressure in the lungs that can be a primary problem or ...Read more