pulmonary hypertension

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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 (cardiac ultrasound) to diagnose.
types of pulmonary hypertension
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Primary pulmonary hypertension
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic answered:

what's pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lung

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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.
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Dr. George Mathew answered:

What is pulmonary hypertension?

See below

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Normal Pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) in a person living at sea level has mean value of 12-16 mm of Hg.Pulmonary Hypertension is present when mean PA pressure is above25 mm of Hg at rest or 30 mm of Hg with exercise!
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Stages of pulmonary hypertension?

PH Stages

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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.
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Is pulmonary hypertension treatable?

Yes

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various medications can be used such sildefanil and other related medications, as also immunosuppressive therapy and smoking cessation, omega 3 fatty acids can be of help as well, and at the least cause no harm
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Dr. Frank Mayo answered:

Is pulmonary hypertension hereditary?

Sometimes

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the new dana point classification of pulmonary htn includes an hereditary class. for those pts specific genetic testing for chromosomal abnormalities is indicated
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Dr. Arnon Rubin answered:

Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?

Yes

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If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it. Tracleer, revatio, letaris are some of the drugs that can be used in the right situation.
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What's primary pulmonary hypertension ?

High BP in the lungs

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High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (PH) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is considered primary or idiopathic if no clear cause is identified.
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What exactly is pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lungs

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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.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

Can pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Depends

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It depends on the cause of the PAH.
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Dr. Asaf Presente answered:

how do you treat ?pulmonary hypertension?

Depends on the cause

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Pulmonary Hypertension can be caused by a large variety of illnesses - chief amongst them heart failure and chronic respiratory disease. These are best treated by treating the underlying illness - sometime if PH is caused in isolation or from more exotic entities like scleroderma or pulmonary embolism the correct treatment is surgery or medications directed at relaxing the pulmonary vasculature.
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