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Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery disease = narrowing and atherosclerosis of heart arteries. Dilate = expand diameter. Hypertension = high blood pressure (within arterial network). Myocardial = heart. Angina pectoris = pain of chest from coronary artery disease, lack of oxygen to heart ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Would pulmonary hypertension cause high blood pressure?

Would pulmonary hypertension cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Usually when there is pulmonary hypertension of significance, there is normal or decreased systemic blood pressure. Sometimes in the early phase of pulmonary hypertension there can be systemic hypertension but not when right heart dysfunction results from the elevated pulmonary resistance ...Read more

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Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension and one specific cause is from left heart disease. If systemic high blood pressure (hypertension) remains untreated for a long time, it can cause consequences to the left ventricle of the heart and cause problems of relaxation or thickening. This in turn causes high pressure in the left side of the heart and ultimately backup of blood and Pulm Hyptn. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypertension?

Symptoms of hypertension?

Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

PULMONARY PRESSURES: Hypertension can cause a myriad of problems ranging from systemic to isolated organ damage (eyes, kidneys). Pulmonary hypertension is "high pulmonary vascular pressures" typically due to a filling issue upon return to the heart (obstruction) or an intrinsic problem of the tissue of the lung itself (stiffness). High blood pressure can worsen pulmonary hypertension but it does not cause it, per se ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension cause tachycardia?

Can pulmonary hypertension cause tachycardia?

Yes: If the heart function is reduced (called heart failure) by working against the pulmonary hypertension, then one way the heart compensates to increase blood flow is by increasing the heart rate, i.e. Tachycardia. ...Read more

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How are pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure interrelated?

How are pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure interrelated?

Closely: Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmonary htn, this is the most common cause of pulmonary htn. When the right heart is the primary heart disease it reuslts in the right heart enlarging and pushing into the left heart. This will impair the forward flow of blood by the heart. ...Read more

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Can you develop coronary artery disease from hypertension?

Can you develop coronary artery disease from hypertension?

Yes: Hypertension is one of the many risk factors for atherosclerosis. The others are diabetes, family history, high cholestol, and smoking. ...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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Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?

Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?

No and yes: Panic attacks, while frightening cannot cause any disease themselves. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic heart/lung disease which develops over years. Any disease process which causes shortness of breath can trigger panic attacks in people who are prone. Panic attacks are an inappropriate triggering of the system which helps us recognize when we are in danger, so shortness of breath can trip it. ...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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Stages of pulmonary hypertension?

Stages of pulmonary hypertension?

PH Stages: There are not any specific stages of pulmonary hypertension (ph); however, one of the several ways your doctor determines the severity of the ph is by assessing your symptoms using the new york heart association (nyha) score from 1 to 4.. Four is the worse and typically involves shortness of breath at rest. ...Read more

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Any of you treating atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

Any of you treating atherosclerosis or CAD coronary arterial disease?

Any who are not?: That's a very common condition for doctors to be treating. Go ahead and ask a question. ...Read more

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Can having high blood pressure and coronary artery disease lead to congestive heart failure?

Can having high blood pressure and coronary artery disease lead to congestive heart failure?

Sometimes: Hypertension and CAD can lead to the reduced capacity of the heart to function which in turn can lead to chf. ...Read more

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Does a right atrium dilated, RV pressure of 25-30 mHg, IVC dynamics 5-10 mmHg subjective possibly of pulmonary hypertension or heart failure?

Does a right atrium dilated, RV pressure of 25-30 mHg, IVC dynamics 5-10 mmHg subjective possibly of pulmonary hypertension or heart failure?

If accurate, only: mildly ?ed. RA ~10 mmHg, RV systolic ~25 mmg Hg generally ~optimally healthy; similar to the values stated. Thus RA enlargement likely: mismeasurement (common, not rare; study image data yourself), marked tricuspid regurgitation, congenital variant, atrial muscle problem [eg advanced arterial disease in RA arteries; (lumens too small to see by angiography) producing RA ischemia/fibrosis], etc. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

No: Complications of pulmonary HTN include acute right heart failure insitu pulmonary clots and eventual refractory respiratory failure. This is related to progressive pulmonary artery narrowing, which is a hallmark of the disease not a complication of it. ...Read more

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Could you recommend several diets that work fine for people with arterial hypertension?

No salt: The major issue is to minimize salt intake. Do not salt your food. You can use Potassium Chloride instead of sodium. Avoid all salt foods and snacks. ...Read more

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High triglycerides, does it cause having arterial hypertension?

High triglycerides, does it cause having arterial hypertension?

No: High triglycerides do not cause high blood pressure. Very high levels of triglycerides can cause pancreatitis and may contribute to plaque buildup in the arteries depending on the other lipid levels in your blood ...Read more

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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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Can it be a link between pulmonary arterial hypertension and hellp syndrom?

Can it be a link between pulmonary arterial hypertension and hellp syndrom?

PAH and HELLP=danger: Not sure of a causal link, but if a patient with pah becomes pregnant, there is a 30-50% chance of death. There was an abstract published last year on a case of pah and hellp, resulting in emergency fetal termination, and heart/lung transplantation of the mom. I have referenced the link below. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2012.185.1_meetingabstracts.a6190. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

Peripheral vs Lung: Systemic arterial hypertension or just regular hypertension is elevated pressure in aorta or peripheral circulation (arms, legs). Pulmonary hypertension is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension usually has different causes, prognosis and much different treatment than systemic arterial hypertension. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between arterial hypertention and pulmonary hypertension?

I want to know what is the difference between arterial hypertention and pulmonary hypertension?

Lungs vs body: Arterial hypertension is simply high blood pressure, as in 150/95 vs a normal 120/80. Pulmonary hypertension is increased pressure in the vessels sending blood to the lungs to be oxygenated. This puts stress on right side of the heart and can lead to heart failure if not treated. ...Read more

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Can an intake of water balance sodium intake so pressure is not exerted on the arterial walls and can prevent hypertension?

That's not right: The reason sodium raises BP is because it draws water in (by osmosis) and expands the circulating blood volume. People who do not have hypertension aren't harmed - the excess sodium and water is cleared by the kidneys. Those who are sensitive have an excessive rise in bp. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.

Is pulmonary arterial hypertension more of a respiratory or cardiac condition. How can I assist my gp to determine if pah exists.

Both: The heart and lungs are closely aligned and PAH is a condition of both. To determine your pulmonary artery pressure non-invasively, ask your GP to order an echocardiogram with that specific indication (so the tech will be sure to make the appropriate measurements). ...Read more

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Could a liver transplant be performed with pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Could a liver transplant be performed with pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Depends: Phtn due to liver disease is curable with liver transplant. This is not very common. Most phtn is primary and related to established damage to the pulmonary circulation. In these cases, therapy with prostaglandin derivatives may help reverse this in a few patients, but most patients with severe phtn will not be candidates for liver transplant. ...Read more

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Does a ordinary heart echo include checking the pulmonary arterial pressure and does a normal echo rule out pulmonary hypertension?

Does a ordinary heart echo include checking the pulmonary arterial pressure and does a normal echo rule out pulmonary hypertension?

Typically an estimat: Echocardiography typically estimates pulmonary artery pressure indirectly. PA pressure is measured directly with heart catheterization. Echo is a good screening test. ...Read more

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A pulmonary artery that is 31 mm and aortic artery is 3.7 and a borderline enlargement heart is that classified as pulmonary arterial hypertension?

A pulmonary artery that is 31 mm and aortic artery is 3.7 and a borderline enlargement heart is that classified as pulmonary arterial hypertension?

No. Need RVSP.: To diagnose pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), you need to have (1) a description of symptoms that you experience that is consistent with PAH, and (2) a measurement or estimate of the pulmonary arterial pressure - either by echocardiogram or by Swan-Ganz (right heart) catheterization. Only after a doctor has obtained this information can you diagnose PAH. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more

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Whether Mild Tricuspid regurgitation and Mild Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Echocardiography of 17Y old boy is a disqualification for aviation?

Whether Mild Tricuspid regurgitation and Mild Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension  in Echocardiography of 17Y old boy is a disqualification for aviation?

Cardiologist: In cases like this I would think that a cardiologist could do a thorough evaluation of the cardiac status and make a determination if there is any serious or hemodynamically significant cardiac pathology which would limit your ability to safely pilot an airplane. This thorough report would accompany the application. In view of the mild echocardiogram findings, I would be optimistic about a licens ...Read more

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I have arterial hypertension and polycystic kidney disease bilateral and I am on olmesartan 10mg and lercanidipine 20mg for 10 years & high sgpt help?

Pkd: Achieving control of your BP is essential. Goal BP is 130/80. You may need more omlesartan or another med added. Avoid salt. Achieve ideal body weight. Do not smoke. The elevated SGPT indicates some liver cysts, most likely. These usually are not harmful. ...Read more

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My mother has arterial hypertension & her medicine makes her want to vomit, very nauseated all time & pain in stomach,can she do anything to stop it?

My mother has arterial hypertension & her medicine makes her want to vomit, very nauseated all time & pain in stomach,can she do anything to stop it?

Med change: She needs to see her physician to change her medication if it has those side effects. Anti-nausea medication can be given like zofran (ondansetron) in the meantime. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more