What are meds for primary pulmonary hypertension with a dry cough?

Cough and PH. While dry cough can be a manifestation of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in a small percentage of patients, you should discuss with your doctor other possible causes and treatments.

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Help please? What is medicine for dry cough, patient is suffering from primary pulmonary hypertension?

Varies. See a doctor for management. OTC cough suppressants like Robitussin (guaifenesin) could help with cough. A doctor can prescribe stronger cough medication, follow up on pulmonary hypertension, and check your medications to see if they are causing cough. Read more...

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypertension?

Yes. The diagnostic gold standard is a "right and left" heart catheterization. Tubes (catheters) are guided into 1 artery and 1 vein and pressure measurements are made in each chamber of the heart, the pulmonary artery, and pulmonary capillary bed. If pph is confirmed, drugs are immediately given to test if they are effective in lowering the pressure. A search should also be done to look for a cause. Read more...
Echo and cath. Echocardiogram is a good noninvasive tool to evaluate pulmonary hypertension. A right heart cath is a more direct and precise way of measuring pulmonary artery pressure and assesss response to treatment. Read more...

Does anyone have a bad outcome from primary pulmonary hypertension?

Yes. Untreated pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening condition. Medications have been developed that can improve the condition and the outcome. Read more...

Are some people more prone to getting primary pulmonary hypertension?

Yes. Pulmonary hypertension is a common consequence of heart disease like heart failure or mitral valve disease. Pulmonary hypertension that begins in the pulmonary artery is a more rare type of pulmonary HTN and it is more common in patients with hiv, autoimmune disease, congenital heart disease, certain liver disease, bloot clots, and use of methamphetmaine and certain weight loss medication. Read more...
It may be inherited. Up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) may have a genetic or heritable cause. Research studies have identified a genetic abnormality affecting bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2 (bmpr2) that appears to predispose a patient to pah. Fortunately, even if an individual inherits the abnormal gene, the likelihood of developing pah is only 1 in 5. Read more...

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is primary pulmonary hypertension?

Primary/secondary. When the pressures in the arteries of the lungs are evaluated via left and right heart catheterization, and proven that the increased pressure in the lung circulation is due to the blood vessel problems themselves it is primary. If proven due to other causes as in heart failure, pulmonary embolus, copd, or pulmonary fibrosis then it is secondary. Read more...