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Mild pulmanary hypertension. What is it?

Mild pulmanary hypertension. What is it?

Pressure in lungs: So your lungs have blood vessels that carry blood in and out. When the pressure builds up in those vessels, its called pulmonary hypertension. Alot of different reasons why this happens. It's usually a reflection of problems in the heart and lung proper. Sometimes it's idiopathic (ie we don't know why!). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 had an echo done in may says likely pulmanary hypertension , a lung doctor says no, a cardio doctor says no pH and all stress t levels 7.9 to 6.0.

I had an echo done in may says likely pulmanary hypertension , a lung doctor says no, a cardio doctor says no pH and all stress t  levels 7.9 to 6.0.

Both could be right.: An elevated right heart pressure is usually (not always) due to a problem on the left side of the heart. So, if one has high BP on the day of an echocardiogram, his right heart pressure (and pulmonary artery pressure) might be high at that moment. But, if his blood pressure is normal on the day he sees a pulmonary doctor, the heart sounds may reveal no evidence of pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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I believe I have a rare disorder pulmanary hypertension venous disease...I can't breath when i run not athma...My heart hurts.Anemia blood pulls in leg?

I believe I have a rare disorder pulmanary hypertension venous disease...I can't breath when i run not athma...My heart hurts.Anemia blood pulls in leg?

You might: Do you think you have primary idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, or pulmonary veno-occlusive disease? Neither is a simple, curable disease but a competent pulmonologist or invasive radiologist / cardiologist can make the call easily. Unexplained shortness of breath always needs a workup. Look for the easy-to-treat causes first. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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What's pulmonary hypertension?

What's pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lung: The pressure in the blood vessels of the lung is increased in pulmonary htn. Causes can include heart disease, disease of the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. The symptoms are mainly shortness of breath but can also include chest pain and dizziness. The disease can go unrecognized for some time before its diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

What is pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lungs: High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?

Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?

Yes: If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it. Tracleer, (bosentan) revatio, letaris are some of the drugs that can be used in the right situation. ...Read more

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What exactly is pulmonary hypertension?

What exactly is pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lungs: High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read more

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Looking for expert on pulmonary hypertension?

Looking for expert on pulmonary hypertension?

Tertiary care center: Most pulmonary hypertension experts are in tertiary medical/academic medical centers. Ideally you want to find a pah center of excellence in your state or area. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pulmonary hypertension?

What are the effects of pulmonary hypertension?

PH symptoms: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting. ...Read more

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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 more

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