What is meant by pulmonary heart disease?

Right heart failure? A few possibilities here. Here's one. Basically, the lungs and heart are somewhat tied together in what they do for the body. If the lungs have a chronic disease process (copd?) it puts stress on the heart. You can get heart failure from this chronic lung disease. Specifically, right heart failure. The "right" just means the right side of heart is affected.
Cor Pulmonale. Pulmonary heart disesase (also called cor pulmonale) is when pressure is high in the lungs causing the right heart to dilate and fail. Pulmonary hypertension can occur in a variety of lung diseases or by itself. When the right heart enlarges it does not pump effectively and fluid builds up in the legs and abdomen (right heart failure). This is what is meant by pulmonary heart disease.

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Can pulmonary heart disease be seen on echocardiogram?

Yes. We can estimate pulmonary systolic pressure from velocity of regurgitated blood flow through the tricuspid valve. In long standing disease there will be right sided hypertrophy. Read more...
Indicator. Echo can estimate elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary system. If there is a large blood clot in the lung, you may see an effect on the right sided heart chambers. Read more...
Echo and Pulm htn. Yes, you are able to visualize the right ventricle, right atrium and their respective valves. With the Doppler component you measure flow through the valves. You can determine if the pulmonary pressure is elevated and whether the right side of the heart is failing or not. Very good test but at times needs to be validated with a TEE or right heart catch. Read more...
Echocardiogram. Echocardiogram can be used to assess right heart size and function as well as right heart pressures all of which may indicate pulmonary vascular disease; however, more testing is required to be sure. Read more...
Echo and PAH. if pulmonary hypertension is bad enough there will be some abnormalities visible on an echocardiogram but in early stages it can easily be missed particularly if you are a large person or if the technician or cardiologist is not experienced looking for this problem. Read more...

My daughter hastapvr, a rare heart disease and her pulmonary artieries keep getting narrow. She is going on her third heat catherization. Any suggestions?

Hang in there. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual occurence wih kids with narrowed blood vessels of any type. Whether it be narrowed pulmonary arteries, a coarctation of the aorta (narrowing of the biggest vessel in the body) , renal arteries (the kidney arteries), they can re-narrow as your child grows. Thank goodness someone is following this and that you are upholding your end by taking her back for checks. Read more...
TAPVR. You need for the doctor to explain this to you. It is a serious problem and not easy to deal with. Read more...
Not Uncommon. I care for many patients with tapvr. Unfortunately the pulmonary arteries do not develop normally in these children. Some require numerous catheterization procedures, especially early in life. This is due to rapid rate of growth in infants/toddlers; and it can be appropriately frustrating and scary for parents. Need for caths decreases with age. Unfortunately, there are no good alternatives. Read more...
Very few options. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (tapvr) is a condition in which the pulmonary veins do not connect normally to the left atrium. Can be repaired surgically. Unfortunately, some patients develop recurrent/progressive narrowing (stenosis) of some or all of the pulm. Veins. Very difficult to treat; it does not respond well to balloon dilation, stenting, or surgery. Good program in miami. Read more...

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 smoke and my chest xray stress EKG and blood work were all normal. I am happy, I am just curious how I have no smoke in lungs or heart disease.

Not in the clear. You have high blood pressure and that may be, in part, due to your smoking. Smoking causes a lot of other disorders, in addition to heart disease and lung cancer. By continuing to smoke you are playing Russian Roulette. Quit while you are ahead! Read more...
Don't get fooled. Chest x-ray is not the diagnostic tool for COPD. Plaques in blood vessels can grow inward &rupture suddenly at the surface causing clot & sudden heart attack.Normal stress test 1day, heart attack the next. A smoking woman is 6 times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smoking woman. Quitting smoking NOW would reduce your chance of dying in 15 years by 50% - & live HEALTHIER longer! Read more...

What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

Not enough blood. Ischemic heart disease is when there is a partial blockage in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart muscle with blood). This blockage reduces the flow of blood to the point where the coronary arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood. Read more...