Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

PULMONARY PRESSURES. Hypertension can cause a myriad of problems ranging from systemic to isolated organ damage (eyes, kidneys). Pulmonary hypertension is "high pulmonary vascular pressures" typically due to a filling issue upon return to the heart (obstruction) or an intrinsic problem of the tissue of the lung itself (stiffness). High blood pressure can worsen pulmonary hypertension but it does not cause it, per se.
YesNoMaybePerhaps. That's a complicated issue. High blood pressure in general is associated with and in large part caused by vessel constriction. The pulmonary circulation is a slightly different animal but yes, it responds by constricting, often to flow problems but in other instances other problems.So the answer to your question is 'yes,but not always.' High blood pressure doesn't guarantee pulmonary hypertension.

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What is the differance between high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension? My diastolic # has been typucalky around 115 w sone shortness breath.

Could be your heart. Pulmonary hypertension is too much pressure in the arteries in your lungs. It isn't something you can measure directly. Your blood pressure reading measures pressure in the rest of your body. If it's too high, that can weaken your heart. An echocardiogram can tell what's going on. A diastolic blood pressure of 115 is certainly too high, although asthma can make you short of breath, which raises bp. Read more...
PH. High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. The diagnosis requires heart catheterization. Systemic hypertension is high blood pressure in the rest of your circulation and is diagnosed with a blood pressure cuff by the doctor. Read more...

Can you have normal blood pressure with pulmonary hypertension?

Yes. Many times, you can have normal blood pressure with pulmonary hypertension. But, in the latest stages of pulmonary hypertension, the blood pressure can be low because there is no flow to the right heart which then translates into a low blood pressure. Read more...

Please answer this, with pulmonary hypertension what can I do to relieve the heavy pressure on my chest, c-pap makes my lungs hurt + causes pressure?

Medications. This is a complex issue. I'm guessing here that your pulmonary HTN is due to sleep apnea. Your CPAP pressure might need to be adjusted, maybe masked changed. Depending on your condition's severity, you might need certain medications to lower pressure in your lungs. If overweight, i would strongly suggest mild to moderate exercise with targeted weight loss thru diet. Read more...

Had echo 30d ago => diagnosed pulmonary hypertension (pressure 50), yesterday again the diagnose was questioned (pressure 33). Why ups and downs?

Pulm HTN varies. The pulm artery pressure fluctuates in part in relation to blood pressure fluxes as well as fluid status and medications among other things. It is good news that the number came down as this suggests that it is less likely due to a disease in the pulmonary arteries or lungs themselves. . Read more...
PA pressure. Measurement of PA pressure besides body position has technical factors which can influence what the reader interprets as the PA pressure. Some of these factors can produce a false impression of elevated or lesser PA pressure. In general we try to take the whole clinical picture into consideration when interpreting the study. Read more...

It is possible to close the 13.6mm asd in my 10yo daughter with pulmonary hypertension lung pressure 140?

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