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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
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
This is highly: Variable depending on severity & response to treatment ...Discuss with your pulmonologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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