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Severe chest pressure & pain. Microvascular heart disease. History of pulmonary hypertension. No relief w/rest. Clear right cath recent. Er?

If of. Sudden onset yes. There are a number of life threatening conditions that can cause severe chest pain. You didn't say who or how old the individual is but "severe" pain should be evaluated. Read more...
Yes. If your severe chest pain is not subsiding with rest, you should visit the er soon. Read more...

I'm 23 with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The pills my lung doctor puts me on constantly makes me sick. Could surgery help?

No . I don't know of any operation other than heart-lung transplant that will help. Talk over the side effects with your doctor. There are several different medicines that can be used and sometimes, a medicine that's upsetting you can be adjused to a more tolerable dose. Read more...
PAH. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is best treated medically, assuming your doctor has excluded chronic lung blood clots as a cause. The only surgery for group 1 pah is lung transplant which is reserved for patients who fail medical therapy. There are several drugs available for pah, perhaps there are other options. Please discuss with your doctor. Read more...
Depends. There are no definitive surgical options for pulmonary hypertension. There are several option fors pulmonary vasodilator therapies , and if one is causing side effects, others can be tried. Lung transplant would only be an option if you have adequate right ventricular function. Read more...

How are pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure interrelated?

Closely. Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmonary htn, this is the most common cause of pulmonary htn. When the right heart is the primary heart disease it reuslts in the right heart enlarging and pushing into the left heart. This will impair the forward flow of blood by the heart. Read more...
Elevated pressures. Secondary pulmonary hypertension is often a manifestation of left heart disease, as the pulmonary veins drain into the left atrium. When the left atrial pressures are high with heart failure, then that pressure is transmitted into the pulmonary veins, and eventually also goes into the pulmonary arteries, leading to secondary pulmonary hypertension. Read more...