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Can a patent foramen ovale have anything to do with borderline pulmonary hypertension ?

Can a patent foramen ovale have anything to do with borderline pulmonary hypertension ?

In a Sense: A pfo should not cause--or contribute to the development of pulmonary hypertension. However, a pfo in people with pulmonary hypertension can be an issue. The pfo can be a potential means for a blood clot to cross the heart and travel to the brain rather than the lungs. This is rare, and depends on other medical conditions. Please discuss your specific issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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 borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Yes: Depends truly upon the cause of the ph and thee are many. But ifyou are obese and have obstructive sleep apnea too, this might be the reason. Losing weight, if obese is always a good idea for life. Do it. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have borderline pulmonary hypertension. What should I do to avoid getting it?

Confirm: After delivery, try to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment for pulmonary hypertension is often directed at the disease that caused it. The only situation i can think of where personal behavior affects this condition is when it is related directly or indirectly to obesity. Diet, exercise and weight loss would help. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have borderline pulmonary hypertension. What can I do to avoid getting worse?

My doctor says I have borderline pulmonary hypertension. What can I do to avoid getting worse?

Depends on type: There are 5 categories of pulmonary hypertension. The most common is related to heart disease. Depending on your category the recommendation can be very different. ...Read more

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Can I carry on with my pregnancy as i've just been diagnosed with borderline pulmonary hypertension, i'm super fit with no symptoms!? I'm 15 weeks

PH and Pregnancy: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) in pregnancy increases the risk of complications including those that are life-threatening. Ph also increases the risk to the fetus. Your current physical conditioning may not be relevant. You should discuss your clinical situation with your obstetrician and if necessary a ph expert. ...Read more

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What's pulmonary hypertension?

What's pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lung: The pressure in the blood vessels of the lung is increased in pulmonary htn. Causes can include heart disease, disease of the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. The symptoms are mainly shortness of breath but can also include chest pain and dizziness. The disease can go unrecognized for some time before its diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

What is pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lungs: High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read more

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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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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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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more