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What Does Mild Pulmonary Hypertension Mean
What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?
Pulmonary HTN: Normally the right side of the heart is a low pressure system(only needs to pump blood to the lungs for oxygenation). For many different reasons, sometimes this low pressure system increases in pressure. This can create shortness of breath and low oxygen levels. If someone is asymptomatic with pulmonary hypertension, they should be followed especially if there is no known cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very high pressure: "severe pulmonary hypertension" means that the blood pressure in the lungs is very high. This is different than "systemic hypertension, " which is high blood pressure in the vessels of the body. The concept, however, is the same. There are a number of causes of this pulmonary hypertension, and when very severe, it can cause significant disease. This should be followed closely by a specialist. ...Read more
Isolated PAPVC without any associated defects, how dangerous is this with very mild rv enlargement but no pulmonary hypertension or any other problems?
Not very important,: needs regular followups.Get a more detailed answer ›
If i'm sitting in the same room with someone who's smoking(negative smoking)will it worsen my pulmonary Hypertension?
It means that i'm not the smoker
Well: Yes I can try and avoid all cigarette smoke. You can have the person smoke outside or you can go to another building or outside ...Read more
24 female w mild mr mild tr, anterior mvp and 65% EF. And trivial pulmonary insufficiency. No pulmonary hypertension seen. Worried?
What does "evidence" of mild pulmonary hypertension, translate to? My chestscan, echo, bw, were great minus this evidence. Is this a death sentence?
Have bilateral pe but not sure what has caused it. I do not have the normal markers. Dvts were not found. My pulmonary hypertension was mild to mod.
Can losing weight reverse "mild" pulmonary hypertension? I had an echo done and this was the diagnosis and I was told lose weight only.
It can't hurt!: Improving your 'fitness' can't hurt - a moderate, balanced healthy diet, exercise, adequate rest, etc may resolve the problem. But it'd be wise to check for changes. Ask for a fuller explanation or find another provider who will follow-up and take steps if you are not successful. Don't worry. Unlike fitness, that can hurt! Press for more assistance: a plan for you and for the doctor. Best wishes ...Read more
Mild PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance. I don't know which pressure you are referencing. Nonetheless, you need to discuss the significance with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it important to repeat echo to diagnose moderate pulmonary hypertension and three mild leaking valves?
Or is it not accurate?
Depends: ECHO can give information on the status of leaky valves, heart chambers and walls function. It also helps physician determine the function of right side of the heart closely linked with pulmonary artery. ECHO is least invasive test to determine and follow up the cardiac function and pulmonary hypertension. So your doctor might repeat it depending on time interval and therapy. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more
If I have a heart mur mur & pulmonary hypertension (mild). Is this something I should be concerned about? As the doc hasn't given me anything. . Thank
Ask questions : Mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension it's a cause of concern. But I do not know if your valvular heart disease and the pulm HTN are related. Could be 2 different conditions. Ask your doctor to explain to you the pathophysiology of both conditions and how they relate if they relate. You have to understand your own condition. Get copy of your studies and keep them in a safe area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My echo from 5 years ago read mild pulmonary hypertension. My doctor thinks it is a misread. My reading was 36 mmhg. Im very nervous bc I started reading about it and it's scaring me.
R/O PULMONARY HTN: You need to get copies of your office notes and Echo . Then get a Pulmonary and Cardiology consult. They will help determine Primary vs Secondary Pulmonary HTN and go over treatment options. Please see the specialist in your area and get repeat ECHO and TEE. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a slighly dilated right ventricle and mild pulmonary hypertension be ok for a 38 yo female with a history of asthma?
Is a Octostim (DDAVP) test for bleeding issues contraindicated in a patient with mild pulmonary hypertension requering notreatment?
Test with caution: DDAVP (desmopressin) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy, kidney failure or low sodium levels. It is known to cause fluctuations in your BP and a decrease in sodium levels. It should be used with caution in patients with cystic fibrosis, heart failure as they are prone to sudden drops in sodium. If your pulmonary hypertension is not related to any of the above, then you can proceed with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should i be worried?
Maybe -- it depends: Valve regurgitation becomes a serious problem when it is severe, and at that point it might require surgery. If the valve regurgitation is only mild or moderate, it can be followed by your physician. It sounds as though with your conditions, maintaining excellent blood pressure control will be very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What. Is antihypertensive of choice in interstitial lung disease with mild pulmonary hypertension?
Several choices: In the absence of other heart problems i would tend to try amlodipine in someone with high blood pressure and mild pulmonary hypertension. However many other medications such as acei or arb, beta blockers, Diltiazem or diuretics could also be appropriate. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do? My echocardiagram shows mild mitral regurgitation, mild diastolic dysfunction, mild tricuspid regurgitation and mild pulmonary hypertension
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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