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What Cities Are Best To Live In With Pulmonary Hypertension
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 ...Read more
Debated: There are multiple medications available to treat pulmonary hypertension. Most of these function to cause vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vessels of the lungs). It is debated which class of medications work best for pulmonary hypertension. I personally feel that combinations of medications seem to be the very best therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has cchs- her dr seems puzzled when we explain that her o2 sats run low, while still maintaining an appropriate co2 level. The best they have come up with is malacia- she shows no signs of pulmonary hypertension. What else should we have rul
A few things: As you know, cchs is a rare condition and is not fully understood. There are a number of diseases that are associated with and syndromic with cchs. An example is hirschprungs disease, which seems to share a link with an underlying genetic defect that also can cause cchs. The best way to evaluate is a pulmonoligist affiliated with a children's hospital that has a wide range of subspecialities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Untreated PAH: As pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) progresses, the increased pressure causes the right side of the heart to enlarge, weaken, and eventually fail. Left untreated, the median survival for pah patients is 2.8 years, and 50 percent of patients diagnosed with pah die within five years. With treatment, progression of pah can be slowed and quality of life maintained; however, the average 5-year sur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: The survival for pulmonary hypertension depends on the cause and the severity. Primary pulmonary hypertension has some very potent treatments. Secondary pulmonary hypertension ( from heart disease, lung disease or other) depends on the severity of the underlying condition. You should connect with a specialist who has information about your particular condition for a better determination. ...Read more
Depends: There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc. Thus, it is best not to make a general statement before a thorough evaluation. For example, in some studies 85% of patients are alive at two years after diagnosis but if a patient has an episode requiring cpr, only 6% survive two years. Some keys to survival are early diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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