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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. Suzanne Galli
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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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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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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Baby pulmonary hypertension?

What is the definition or description of: Baby pulmonary hypertension?

High heart pressure: Pulmonary hypertension can be defined in multiple ways. This can include mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25mmHg or a specific measure of pulmonary resistance obtained in the cath lab (>3 indexed wood units). It is often diagnosed by echocardiogram in newborns. The treatment depends on the severity and presence of other issues. Please discuss with you/your child's physician. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant with pulmonary hypertension (40mmhg) as well as asthma what are the chances of this getting worse?

Likely: The third trimester is the most difficult for both of these conditions. Your team of doctors should include a high risk OB specialist and a pulmonary HTN expert. ...Read more

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Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Is there association between asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, respiratory tract infection and pulmonary hypertension?can they affect each other?

Lung conditions : The conditions you mentioned affect lungs and linings of upper respiratory airways; they are apparently not inter-related. That said, some patients with chronic bronchitis may get frequent respiratory tract infections. One of the late and severe complications from chronic bronchitis can be pulmonary hypertension but there are other causes for the condition. ...Read more

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What are the diagnostic tests to know the cause of my moderate pulmonary hypertension?

Many tests: RHC most: Many tests are undertaken in the workup for pulmonary hypertension. The usual starting tests are an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) for valve problems / leaks & "6-minute walk test" for activity tolerance. Pulmonary function tests (PFT) & Cardiopulmonary stress tests may also be needed. The MOST IMPORTANT test, though, is the right heart cath (RHC) which is invasive. TTYD or Cardiologist. ...Read more

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Would pulmonary hypertension cause a restrictive pattern on spirometry (fvc = 50% of expected for age).

Would pulmonary hypertension cause a restrictive pattern on spirometry (fvc = 50% of expected for age).

The other way around: Can be the case, as in restrictive lung disease leading to pulmonary hypertension. But in your case, where it is suspected to be a neuromuscular form of lung disease, this much less commonly leads to pulmonary hypertension than other restrictive causes like pulmonary fibrosis ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more

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What class of pulmonary hypertension do I have if it was caused by severe pulmonary hypertension?

What class of pulmonary hypertension do I have if it was caused by severe pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hyperte: Pulmonary hypertension can be primary or secondary, from your question it isn't clear which kind you have or the cause. The severity also isn't clear from your info. ...Read more

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Is there anything done as a child that can cause them to have pulmonary hypertension later in life?

Unsure: There are certainly medical conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension later in life. If you are referring to possibly exposures, then it depends on the substance, but unlikely. I apologize as i'm not sure how best to answer your question, but there are few things a parent/person could potentially do to cause pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Popler
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Baby Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

Pulmonary hypertension can be defined in multiple ways. This can include mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25mmHg or a specific measure of pulmonary resistance obtained in the cath lab (>3 indexed wood units). It is often diagnosed by echocardiogram in newborns. The treatment depends on the severity and presence of other issues. Please discuss ...Read more


Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

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