Pulmonary hypertension in echo, so heart catheterization next. With EDS (weaker collagen)&many vascular symptoms, is the test OK for me? Other option?

It is the best tests. EDS can cause pulmonary hypertension, a condition that usually is difficult to diagnose with the physical exam only. Most cardiologist would start with non-invasive testing like an echocardiogram but to confirm such diagnosis right heart catheterization is still the best ( invasive) diagnostic procedure. Follow up with your cardiologist because there is treatment for pulmonary HTN.

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My cardiologist is sending me for a echo, having symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, if diagnosed would a slow heart rate and having pacs be connected?

No. Pulmonary hypertension is elevation of the pressures in the lung circulation. There are both primary (intrinsic lung disease) and secondary causes (valve disease, systemic hypertension). An echo is a good place to start as it will help diagnoses the cause and severity of your issue. A slow heart rate is not typically associated with this. Good luck. Read more...
Further work up. Pulmonary hypertension should not be diagnosed by echo alone as heart conditions not recommended for treatment by conventional treatment for pah may be the cause. A left and right heart catheterization would be recommended before treatment. Read more...

I had a heart catheterization approximately two years ago. I continue to struggle with diabetes and hypertension (188/115) has been normal lately. W?

Too high. This is way too high. See your doctor immediately to get it down. Needs to stay below 130/80. Weight loss is best for diabetes. Read more...
By your history . Looks like you are obese(sleep apnea). No mention of cardiac cath results. If positive, controlling your HGB a1c less than 6.0 and BP less than 130/80 of most importance. Ibuprofen and Methotrexate can increase your bp. Diet, exercise and weight loss extremely important. Have your consider bariatric surgery for weight control? Stay with your doctor for more for more aggressive therapy. Read more...

I get tired when standing for a while& in hot weather+I feel heaviness and bounding heart, I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, can it cause that?

Pulmonary HTN. Certainly pulmonary hypertension could cause those kind of symptoms. The bigger question is why does someone who is 19 years old have pulmonary hypertension in the first place? If it is somehow reversible, that would be vital to know. You should see your doctor to examine this. Good luck. Read more...

Does a right atrium dilated, RV pressure of 25-30 mHg, IVC dynamics 5-10 mmHg subjective possibly of pulmonary hypertension or heart failure?

If accurate, only. mildly ?ed. RA ~10 mmHg, RV systolic ~25 mmg Hg generally ~optimally healthy; similar to the values stated. Thus RA enlargement likely: mismeasurement (common, not rare; study image data yourself), marked tricuspid regurgitation, congenital variant, atrial muscle problem [eg advanced arterial disease in RA arteries; (lumens too small to see by angiography) producing RA ischemia/fibrosis], etc. Read more...