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Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension Life Expectancy
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
Pulm HTN: This very much depends on why there is pulmonary hypertension in the first place. Also, what the severity of the pulmonary hypertension is and what other underlying medical problems are also present. This should be managed with a multidisciplinary approach with pediatric cardiologist; pediatric heart surgeon; primary care team; among others.
Pulmonary hypertensi: Complicated question, if the cause of pah is found and resolved before pulmonary elevated resistance is fixed, a cure is possible. Most often however pah is not cured, it is treated.
Meaningless: Those two conditions have nothing to do with each other. They can both exist in te same person but one does not cause the other with any kind of regularity.See 1 more doctor answer
It's hard to say.: Inadequate sleep prevents the body from healing itself which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is key cause of many health problems like asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders, have an obvious inflammatory component. Treating sleep apnea helps to lower systemic inflammation, which might prevent or help remedy some serious health problems.See 1 more doctor answer
If an infant has pulmonary hypertension secondary to BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), will the pulmonary hypertension go away as the lungs mature?
BPD: It may. Close follow up with your peds pulmonologist is very important. Best of luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on stage: For patients with mild pulm hypertension they may experience shortness of breath only with strenuous activity. As the disease progresses patients become more limited and can even become chair or bed bound.See 2 more doctor answers
Is severe pulmonary hypertension generally considered to be life-threatening in a 90 year old, especially if it is untreated?
Pulmonary HTN: It truly depends on the cause of pulmonary htn. If it is idiopathic (no clear cause) they should be referred to a pulmonologist (or cardiologist) that is comfortable treating it. The treatments are somewhat new and not all specialists are comfortable treating it.See 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything done as a child that can cause them to have pulmonary hypertension later in life?
Unsure: There are certainly medical conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension later in life. If you are referring to possibly exposures, then it depends on the substance, but unlikely. I apologize as I'm not sure how best to answer your question, but there are few things a parent/person could potentially do to cause pulmonary hypertension.See 3 more doctor answers
Not usually: It may help with the stamina, but it is unlikely to affect the disease process itself.See 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension can reverse itself if the inciting cause can be fixed before the pulmonary hypertension becomes permanent. Examples of reversal causes of pulmonary hypertension includes hypoxia (lack of oxygen) caused by asthma or obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, or valvular diseases.See 1 more doctor answer
Cities: With well known academic medical centers that have a dedicated pulmonary hypertension team.
Lordy YES!: There would be the same issues with morphine in any case: addiction, respiratory depression if large amounts are taken and in patients in whom there are other issues with sedation (the sedation of the morphine, especially with other sedatives can make breathing issues) BUT fundamentally, yes, it is even used to lower pulmonary hypertension in contexts such as acute heart attack pain.See 2 more doctor answers
Good question: I had a patient with a failure of normal breathing control in brainstem. She had pulmonary hypertension. Thus, I think that enters into the causative mechanism. It may sound strange when I say that it could be something as simple as viamin b1 deficiency, particularly if he craves sugar. I doubt very much that the doc in charge will take that seriously!
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
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