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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not usually: It may help with the stamina, but it is unlikely to affect the disease process itself. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
There would be the same issues with morphine in any case:
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)
fundamentally, yes, it is even used to lower pulmonary hypertension in contexts such as acute heart attack pain. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants like fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, and Diethylpropion increase the risk of pulmonary artery hypertension (pah). Those with pah are more likely to have used appetite suppressants. Cocaine and amphetamines have also been attributed to developing pah. ...Read more
Average: You need to operate within your body's limitations, which are different from person to person and at different stages of the condition. Remain as active as you can be and avoid strenuous exercise. ...Read more
Several types: There are several types of pulmonary hypertension and to some extent there is a difference in the likelihood of medication success between types. When a clotting problem is related then blood thinners can help. When left heart or congenital heart disease is the cause there are other treatments. For primary pulmonary hypertension there are other classes of drugs. The type suggests the medicine. ...Read more
See a specialist: This is a serious condition and is best handled by a physician who specializes in this condition. ...Read more
High heart pressure: Pulmonary hypertension can be defined in multiple ways. This can include mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25mmHg or a specific measure of pulmonary resistance obtained in the cath lab (>3 indexed wood units). It is often diagnosed by echocardiogram in newborns. The treatment depends on the severity and presence of other issues. Please discuss with you/your child's physician. ...Read more
Couple of questions:
How was this number obtained? Catheterization? Echo?
Normal right ventricular systolic pressure is typically about 20 - 30% of your systemic systolic blood pressure (SBP) (higher number of your regular blood pressure). Readings must be taken nearly simultaneously to be useful.
If your SBP is more than 90, I would not be super concerned.
Also depends on your risk; diseases leading to pulm HTN? ...Read more
HIGH BP in the LUNG: Persistant pulmonary HTN means that the the blood pressure in the lung is elevated even during rest. There can be many causes including heart and lung diseases, blood clots in the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. It can be difficult to diagnose, sometimes unrecognized for months to years. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain and sometimes dizziness. ...Read more
PH Treatment: Fda approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists (eras), ambrisentan and bosentan; oral phosphodiesterase inhibitors, tadalafil and sildenafil; and prostanoids (iloprost, epoprostenol, and treprostinil) that can be delivered via inhalation or by intravenous or subcutaneous infusion. The "best" treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Bisoprolol and its drug class, the beta blockers, are being studied for use in pulmonary hypertension. There isn’t a definite answer on it yet. As of now, while some individual practitioners might feel comfortable prescribing it on the basis of of their own experience, my own assessment is that the majority of evidence does not support the use of bisoprolol for pulmonary hypertension at this time. ...Read more
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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