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What does it mean if an echo shows you have a mildly dilated right ventricle & mild pulmonary hypertension?

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 more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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What does severe pulmonary hypertension means?

What does severe pulmonary hypertension means?

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

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What does "evidence" of mild pulmonary hypertension, translate to? My chestscan, echo, bw, were great minus this evidence. Is this a death sentence?

What does "evidence" of mild pulmonary hypertension, translate to? My chestscan, echo, bw, were great minus this evidence. Is this a death sentence?

No: It is not a death sentence. It just means you need follow up. The reasons for pulmonary hypertension, no matter how mild, needs to be understood. Your physician should be able to give an answer, especially with many tests you went through. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Several: Clots can form in heart, arms, pelvis and legs. Must be sure that there were clots in lungs. Work up needs to look for coagulopathic situations. Important to solve, and prevent. ...Read more

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Can losing weight reverse "mild" pulmonary hypertension? I had an echo done and this was the diagnosis and I was told lose weight only.

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

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Pulmonary hypertension with lung pressure of 48 is that treatable and considered mild?

Pulmonary hypertension with lung pressure of 48 is that treatable and considered mild?

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 more

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What exactly does "pulmonary hypertension secondary to otitis media" mean?

What exactly does "pulmonary hypertension secondary to otitis media" mean?

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

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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 more

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Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

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


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more