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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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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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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It is possible to close the 13.6mm asd in my 10yo daughter with pulmonary hypertension lung pressure 140?

It is possible to close the 13.6mm asd in my 10yo daughter with pulmonary hypertension lung pressure 140?

Management decisions: It really depends on a number of parameters and conditions. The number that you wrote for pulmonary pressure is very high, and a cardiac catheterization will include a test of therapies to try to reduce the pressure. I would suggest that your daughter discuss the options with a cardio thoracic surgeon and pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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Please answer this, with pulmonary hypertension what can I do to relieve the heavy pressure on my chest, c-pap makes my lungs hurt + causes pressure?

Please answer this, with pulmonary hypertension what can I do to relieve the heavy pressure on my chest, c-pap makes my lungs hurt + causes pressure?

Medications: This is a complex issue. I'm guessing here that your pulmonary HTN is due to sleep apnea. Your CPAP pressure might need to be adjusted, maybe masked changed. Depending on your condition's severity, you might need certain medications to lower pressure in your lungs. If overweight, i would strongly suggest mild to moderate exercise with targeted weight loss thru diet. ...Read more

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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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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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I have high lung pressure after pulmonary embolism, could I have pulmonary hypertension now?

PE and PH: While it is an uncommon condition, what you describe is certainly possible. Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs which can be caused by pulmonary embolism (pe) or blood clots that do not adequately resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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