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I have rheumatoid arthritis, am I more susceptible to get pulmonary hypertension
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Potentially
Patients with active and deforming RA have a higher incidence of developing pulmonary fibrosis.
When the lungs become thicker and more fibrotic it is harder for blood to get through the lungs leading to pulmoary hypertension. These patients usually have very aggressive ra.

In brief: Potentially
Patients with active and deforming RA have a higher incidence of developing pulmonary fibrosis.
When the lungs become thicker and more fibrotic it is harder for blood to get through the lungs leading to pulmoary hypertension. These patients usually have very aggressive ra.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Autoimmmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lung and cause pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Yes
Autoimmmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lung and cause pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Very slightly
Pulmonary arterial HTN is most often associated with an autoimmune disease called scleroderma.
Although the incidence of pulmonary HTN in those with RA is slightly higher than the general public it is still reltively uncommon for someone with RA to also have pulmonary htn.

In brief: Very slightly
Pulmonary arterial HTN is most often associated with an autoimmune disease called scleroderma.
Although the incidence of pulmonary HTN in those with RA is slightly higher than the general public it is still reltively uncommon for someone with RA to also have pulmonary htn.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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