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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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