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Final 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Good prognosis: It would be unlikely for a stage 2 rcc to cause regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. Stage 2 (t2n0) has a good prognosis with recent publications showing that 75 to 95% of patients are alive 5 years after diagnosis. However, there are certain characteristics of the cancer that can make it more aggressive and have a worse prognosis. Talk to your doctor and discuss. Best wishes. Ariel. ...Read more
What is the name average life expectancy of a male 55 with congestive heart failure and end stage emphasema with aan fev of 27?
No one can say: It's shorter than it ought to be. Focus on the positive - take all your meds religiously. Maintain good nutrition. Exercise daily to the extent you're able, even if it's very minimal. Stay optimistic and engaged in interesting activities. No one knows (incl doctors) how long one's life will be and many people outlive what their doctors guess. Concentrate on quality of life rather than longevity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not necessarily: Liver cancer is a pretty bad diagnosis, depends whether it is primary or metastatic. There is treatment though including transplant if you are young and in good shape, and there are many other novel treatments as well. You need close follow up with your doctors at this point and to evaluate all the options. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv
Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: So many variables. Not an easy answe for this. Genetics is one aspect, u'r environment is another-pollution-less the better, smoking, etc..; stress is a big one, u'r diet-should be low in salt, and u'r Body Mass Index should be between 19-23 ideally; exercise is important too, helping control u'r Blood pressure, cholesterol as is medications doctors prescribe for the condition. ...Read more
1 thru 4: Stages may refer to functional class which is i: no symptoms ii: symptoms with moderate exertion iii: symptoms with minimal exertion(short walk) iv: symptoms at rest. ...Read more
I am female, 71, with type 2 diabetes, stage 4 kidney failure and obstructive sleep apnea. What would the prognosis of aortic valve replacement?
It depends: It all depends upon the level of lung function that you currently have, your nutritional status, your cardiac rhythm and your ability to oxygenate the blood and to get rid of carbon dioxide. Your doctor can give you a ball park answer while taking all of these factors into considertion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?
What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?
Several choices: In the absence of other heart problems i would tend to try amlodipine in someone with high blood pressure and mild pulmonary hypertension. However many other medications such as acei or arb, beta blockers, Diltiazem or diuretics could also be appropriate. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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