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How Long Do People With Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Usually Live
Depends: There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to make a general statement before a thorough evaluation. For example, in some studies 85% of patients are alive at two years after diagnosis but if a patient has an episode requiring cpr, only 6% survive two years. Some keys to survival are early diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
This is highly: Variable depending on severity & response to treatment ...Discuss with your pulmonologist. ...Read more
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Primary ph is now known as idiopathic (no clear cause) pah which is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to breathlessness and right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life-threatening: Untreated, it can be fatal. There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to make a general statement before a thorough evaluation. The key is early evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are several tests that a patient goes through to confirm primary pulmonary htn. The process usually begins with an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram) to identify high pressure. Other test will include lung function tests, test for blood clots, blood test for a variety of diseases and ultimately a right heart catheterization must be done. ...Read more
Good question: I had a patient with a failure of normal breathing control in brainstem .She had pulmonary hypertension. Thus, i think that enters into the causative mechanism.It may sound strange when i say that it could be something as simple as viamin b1 deficiency, particularly if he craves sugar. I doubt very much that the doc in charge will take that seriously! ...Read more
Short of breath: The initial symptoms include shortness of breath at exertion which can progress to shortness of breath at rest. Other symptoms can include chest pain and dizziness. In the more advanced stages of the disease the patient will notice leg swell, water retention, rapid heart rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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