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What is the risk of a minimal lung base collapse becoming a full lung collapse? Rt lung base minimal collapse hypertension tachycardic at times

What is the risk of a minimal lung base collapse becoming a full lung collapse?
Rt lung base minimal collapse
hypertension
tachycardic at times

Concerned: Am concerned with 17 year old, "lung collapse", hypertension, tachycardia and arm pain. This needs very careful assessment. If the "collapse" you speak of is a pneumothorax, it would not be described as "asymptomatic". Thus would need further evaluation and potential intervention. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

I have p a hypertension 
I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day 
Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

The cause of: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is unknown. Not sure if this is your diagnosis or if you have pulmonary hypertension due to heart or other lung disease or chronic blood clots. Narrowing and/or destruction of your small lung arteries raises pressure impairing blood flow through the lungs. The meds you are taking are typical. It will not improve with time. Work closely with your doctors:) ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension resolve when my babies chronic lungs grow?

Can pulmonary hypertension resolve when my babies chronic lungs grow?

Maybe: Depends on the cause. If chronic lung disease is the result of extreme prematurity (< 28 weeks), the pulmonary hypertension is largely due to an under developed pulmonary vascular bed (smaller arteries and fewer branches). This may not improve, even with good growth and nutrition. While they may improve, it often becomes apparent again after the growth spurt associated with adolescence. ...Read more

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My lung pressure is 55 now, is that still pulmonary hypertension?

My lung pressure is 55 now, is that still pulmonary hypertension?

Indication : Elevated pulmonary artery pressure (like 50 mm hg) is highly suggestive of pulmonary hypertension but not diagnostic. For diagnosis, you need a heart catheterization. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension officially classified as a condition of the lung or heart?

Is pulmonary hypertension officially classified as a condition of the lung or heart?

Lung: Officially it is a condition of the blood vessels of the lung. The ultimate result of untreated disease however is right sided heart failure. ...Read more

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What is risk rate of a rt minimal lung base collapse to worsen or never heal? 17yr old: hypertension : tachycardic at times : thyroid problems

What is risk rate of a rt minimal lung base collapse to worsen or never heal? 17yr old: hypertension : tachycardic at times : thyroid problems

ATELECTASIS: If minimal lung involement, prognosis is good. You can breath with one lung alone. Associated medical problems should be taken cared of also. Hpn can be treated with betablockers to reduce heart rate, thyroid problem will be ok with rx. ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension with lung pressure of 48 is that treatable and considered mild?

Pulmonary hypertension with lung pressure of 48 is that treatable and considered mild?

Mild PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance. I don't know which pressure you are referencing. Nonetheless, you need to discuss the significance with your physician. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more