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What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension in an ex-preemie preschooler?

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In brief: Breathing probs.

Breathing problems worse with exercise and activities.
Short of breath with activity; fainting, feeling short of breath when active; more tired than ususal, chest pain, blue lips, hands/feet-"cyanosis", and edema of legs. Go to your doctor for a listening your ex premie's heart. An echocardiogram/ekg would also be indicated.

In brief: Breathing probs.

Breathing problems worse with exercise and activities.
Short of breath with activity; fainting, feeling short of breath when active; more tired than ususal, chest pain, blue lips, hands/feet-"cyanosis", and edema of legs. Go to your doctor for a listening your ex premie's heart. An echocardiogram/ekg would also be indicated.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: May not have symptom

Pulm hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs, typically causes straining/higher workload for the right side of heart.
Mild pulm hypertension may not have symptoms at all, as in regular hypertension. If chronic and severe, straining on heart causes thinkening and possible right heart failure, causing breathlessness, leg swelling etc.. Make sure baby has regular follow-up.. Good luck.

In brief: May not have symptom

Pulm hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs, typically causes straining/higher workload for the right side of heart.
Mild pulm hypertension may not have symptoms at all, as in regular hypertension. If chronic and severe, straining on heart causes thinkening and possible right heart failure, causing breathlessness, leg swelling etc.. Make sure baby has regular follow-up.. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Multiple

Symptoms include fatigue, sleepiness, difficulty breathing--especially with exertion--and passing out among others.
Please see your child's cardiologist to discuss your specific issues.

In brief: Multiple

Symptoms include fatigue, sleepiness, difficulty breathing--especially with exertion--and passing out among others.
Please see your child's cardiologist to discuss your specific issues.
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