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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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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.

I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.

Need more info: Pulm HTN is a complex syndrome, and it can be the result of a number of diseases, or it can be "idiopathic". Given your age and gender, a lot of things are potentially treatable, but you likely need more evaluation. You need a lung doc. I don't know of any in athens, but i know several in zanesville. I could also see you in columbus, if you were willing to make the trip. ...Read more

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What does "evidence" of mild pulmonary hypertension, translate to? My chestscan, echo, bw, were great minus this evidence. Is this a death sentence?

What does "evidence" of mild pulmonary hypertension, translate to? My chestscan, echo, bw, were great minus this evidence. Is this a death sentence?

No: It is not a death sentence. It just means you need follow up. The reasons for pulmonary hypertension, no matter how mild, needs to be understood. Your physician should be able to give an answer, especially with many tests you went through. ...Read more

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Have bilateral pe but not sure what has caused it. I do not have the normal markers. Dvts were not found. My pulmonary hypertension was mild to mod.

Have bilateral pe but not sure what has caused it.  I do not have the normal markers. Dvts were not found.  My pulmonary hypertension was mild to mod.

Several: Clots can form in heart, arms, pelvis and legs. Must be sure that there were clots in lungs. Work up needs to look for coagulopathic situations. Important to solve, and prevent. ...Read more

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Can losing weight reverse "mild" pulmonary hypertension? I had an echo done and this was the diagnosis and I was told lose weight only.

Can losing weight reverse "mild" pulmonary hypertension? I had an echo done and this was the diagnosis and I was told lose weight only.

It can't hurt!: Improving your 'fitness' can't hurt - a moderate, balanced healthy diet, exercise, adequate rest, etc may resolve the problem. But it'd be wise to check for changes. Ask for a fuller explanation or find another provider who will follow-up and take steps if you are not successful. Don't worry. Unlike fitness, that can hurt! Press for more assistance: a plan for you and for the doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension with lung pressure of 48 is that treatable and considered mild?

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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What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary HTN: Normally the right side of the heart is a low pressure system(only needs to pump blood to the lungs for oxygenation). For many different reasons, sometimes this low pressure system increases in pressure. This can create shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. If someone is asymptomatic with pulmonary hypertension, they should be followed especially if there is no known cause. ...Read more

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Is it important to repeat echo to diagnose moderate pulmonary hypertension and three mild leaking valves? Or is it not accurate?

Depends: ECHO can give information on the status of leaky valves, heart chambers and walls function. It also helps physician determine the function of right side of the heart closely linked with pulmonary artery. ECHO is least invasive test to determine and follow up the cardiac function and pulmonary hypertension. So your doctor might repeat it depending on time interval and therapy. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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If I have a heart mur mur & pulmonary hypertension (mild). Is this something I should be concerned about? As the doc hasn't given me anything. . Thank

Ask questions : Mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension it's a cause of concern. But I do not know if your valvular heart disease and the pulm HTN are related. Could be 2 different conditions. Ask your doctor to explain to you the pathophysiology of both conditions and how they relate if they relate. You have to understand your own condition. Get copy of your studies and keep them in a safe area. ...Read more

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How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?

How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?

PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read more

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My echo from 5 years ago read mild pulmonary hypertension. My doctor thinks it is a misread. My reading was 36 mmhg. Im very nervous bc I started reading about it and it's scaring me.

My echo from 5 years ago read mild pulmonary hypertension. My doctor thinks it is a misread. My reading was 36 mmhg. Im very nervous bc I started reading about it and it's scaring me.

R/O PULMONARY HTN: You need to get copies of your office notes and Echo . Then get a Pulmonary and Cardiology consult. They will help determine Primary vs Secondary Pulmonary HTN and go over treatment options. Please see the specialist in your area and get repeat ECHO and TEE. ...Read more

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How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity. ...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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Is a Octostim (DDAVP) test for bleeding issues contraindicated in a patient with mild pulmonary hypertension requering notreatment?

Is a Octostim (DDAVP) test for bleeding issues contraindicated in a patient with mild pulmonary hypertension requering notreatment?

Test with caution: DDAVP (desmopressin) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy, kidney failure or low sodium levels. It is known to cause fluctuations in your BP and a decrease in sodium levels. It should be used with caution in patients with cystic fibrosis, heart failure as they are prone to sudden drops in sodium. If your pulmonary hypertension is not related to any of the above, then you can proceed with caution. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should i be worried?

I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should i be worried?

Maybe -- it depends: Valve regurgitation becomes a serious problem when it is severe, and at that point it might require surgery. If the valve regurgitation is only mild or moderate, it can be followed by your physician. It sounds as though with your conditions, maintaining excellent blood pressure control will be very important. ...Read more

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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 more

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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


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more