Which is a more dangerous disease: pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary fibrosis?

PH versus PF. Pulmonary hypertension (ph) and pulmonary fibrosis (pf) are both serious conditions. When ph and pf occur together, survival is reduced further.
Six of one... They're both awful, awful diseases, and depending on how you get them, equally fatal. Pulm fibrosis almost always leads to some degree of pulmhtn but it has secondary effects on gas exchange, so...

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How can pulmonary hypertension disease affect your circulatory system?

Effect.... Pulmonary hypertension means the right side of the heart needs to work harder to pump blood into the lung circulation due to the increased pressure. This, in turn, can lead to increased pressures in the peripheral circulation which eventually can lead to increased work of the left side of the heart. Read more...

Could an echocardiogram detect pulmonary disease/pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary HTN. Echo can detect pulmonary hypertension, but no signs of it on echo does not necessarily rule it out. Right heart catheterization is the most accurate way to diagnose it. There are recent studies suggesting the inaccuracy of echocardiograms on diagnosing pulmonary htn. Read more...
Yes. Echo or cardiac ultrasound is a good non invasive way to detect pulm htn. Read more...
ECHO for PH. Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram (echo) which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance. Read more...

Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension looks to be a pretty rare disease? Is this true? I was looking up numbers online. How many people in us have it?

Fortunately yes. I had a patient who had a genetically determined defect in her brainstem that affected her automatic breathing. Pulmonary hypertension was found in studying her case. Thus this disease may involve brain metabolism at least in some cases. I do not have statistics on its occurrence. Read more...
IPAH. The number of patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (ipah) is felt to be around 5, 000 in the United States based on a prevalence of 15 per million. Read more...

Is it possible to have pulmonary hypertension without any lung disease? My tests suggest I have moderate ph. My cadiocath also

Yes. I gather from your meds that you've either had a transplant or have vasculitis. Vasculitis can cause pulmonary htn. The commonest cause of phtn is congestive heart failure from any cause including valvular disease, cardiomyopathy, and intracardiac shunts. . Primary (or idiopathic) pulmonary HTN also is a possibility but it's thankfully relatively rare. Read more...

What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?

Pulm Htn. Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. . Read more...