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What is the life expectancy for a person with primary pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: PH Prognosis

Life expectancy for patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the type of ph and the severity of the disease.
Physicians use the symptoms, bloodwork, exercise capacity, and heart function to determine the severity.

In brief: PH Prognosis

Life expectancy for patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the type of ph and the severity of the disease.
Physicians use the symptoms, bloodwork, exercise capacity, and heart function to determine the severity.
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc.
Thus, it is best not to make a general statement before a thorough evaluation. For example, in some studies 85% of patients are alive at two years after diagnosis but if a patient has an episode requiring cpr, only 6% survive two years. Some keys to survival are early diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Depends

There are many factors that influence survival such as age, sex, presence of heart failure, etc.
Thus, it is best not to make a general statement before a thorough evaluation. For example, in some studies 85% of patients are alive at two years after diagnosis but if a patient has an episode requiring cpr, only 6% survive two years. Some keys to survival are early diagnosis and treatment.
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