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Several medications: There are several classes of useful medications that are used in pulmonary hypertension such as vasodilators, endothelin receptor antagonists, sildenafil and tadalafil., high-dose calcium channel blockers, ambrisentan, anticoagulants, diuretics oxygen each of these needs to be used according to the specific situation under medical guidance. ...Read more
I had mi 6 weeks ago causing mod-severe lv heart failure and mild-moderate pulminary hypertension. What is the honest pronosis for this
i am 57yr man?
Too early: It is too early to tell which is actually good news. With aggressive medical therapy people can recover quite a bit of function after a heart attack, but not always. See your cardiologist and talk about what you can do to maximize your recovery. After 3 months of aggressive medical therapy you will have a better idea of your prognosis and a lot depends on how much function you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
82 year old man diognosed with COPD and pulminary hypertension. Is there anything that could increase his lifespan from this disease?
Exercise, meds: You likely have who 3 pulmonary hypertension related to copd. Treating your COPD and participating in pulmonary rehab program is useful. Therapy for pulmonary hypertension is not usually given for type 3 disease although sildenafil has been tried with marginal success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PH Cure: There are 9 available medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) including phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, endothelin receptor blockers and prostaclins. The treatment can be quite effective but does not generally cure pah. Lung transplant can cure the disease but has other significant issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One is in the lungs: Our blood pressure generally averages around 120/80 although lower is not necessarily bad. When it gets to 130/90 and above this is considered hypertension. The normal pressure in the arteries in the lungs is 25/15 because the right side of the heart only has to push blood through the lungs, not the whole body. When this pressure gets above 35/20 it's pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
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