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What is persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn?

What is persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn?

A Transition: Pphn (acronym) is a common finding. All fetuses have high pulmonary artery resistance because their lungs are collapsed (full of fluid as they're not breathing). When the baby is born and takes a deep breath, the expanded lungs lead to decrease resistance and pressure in lungs. In some babies, the pressure remains high, hence the term pphn. This will resolve if there are no other issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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What is persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn?

What is persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn?

PPH : In utero the lungs are not expanded and therefore the blood flow is impeded too. So the pressure in these vessels are high. When baby is born since the lung inflates the pressure in these vessel now slowly decrease dramatically. Pph is when the pressure in the vessels does not decrease and thereby difficult to deliver oxygen to the baby. It can resolve with medicines and sometimes without but usua. ...Read more

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What is "persistent pulmonary hypertension?

What is "persistent pulmonary hypertension?

HIGH BP in the LUNG: Persistant pulmonary HTN means that the the blood pressure in the lung is elevated even during rest. There can be many causes including heart and lung diseases, blood clots in the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. It can be difficult to diagnose, sometimes unrecognized for months to years. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain and sometimes dizziness. ...Read more

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I have LVDD, pulmonary hypertension,and newly diagnosed with asthma. What's the prognosis. I'm 67.

I have LVDD, pulmonary hypertension,and newly diagnosed with asthma. What's the prognosis.  I'm 67.

Can't say for sure: but those are not good to have together or even separately for that matter. Do you have underlying sleep apnea? That could cause all of these. Treat the root cause if you can. Otherwise, reverse or slow the LVDD to extent possible with medications. Try to keep PH under control with help of your doctor. If you are over-weight, you must lose weight for any hope of getting better. ...Read more

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Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?

Pulmonary hypertensi: The diagnosis needs to be worked up to know the cause. It might be the asthma but need to be sure there isn't another cause. ...Read more

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I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma ?

I'm a 53 yr old female 210 lbs diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension # is 42 up from #33 edema, sob on exerting no sleep apnea hx of asthma ?

Pulm HTN: Is a common condition that has many causes. Longstanding asthma and obesity could be the causes for u but there are many possibilities. Often, SOB and edema are treated with diuretic i.e. Lasix (furosemide) or spironolactone. This is a good discussion of pulm Htn, best wishes... http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=1924&page=8 ...Read more

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Can exercise induced wheezing without asthma potentially be be caused by pulmonary hypertension? I have a small LA and LV and abormal septal motion

Can exercise induced wheezing without asthma potentially be be caused by pulmonary hypertension? I have a small LA and LV and abormal septal motion

Mgt and workup: I agree that an asthma follow up appointment should be made, but your cardiac history also warrants further evaluation. If there is fluid around the airway, this may mimic asthma. A virtual appointment with EMR can be booked at Healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYPHZ ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the lungs and can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the BP in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can often fail over time. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more