Yes, higher risks. Yes but under the supervision of a cardiologist since pregnancy will increase cardiac output, heart rate and volume and can exacerbate those conditions you already have. It would be considered a moderate to high risk pregnancy. Those conditions of right sided overload could be improved by losing weight and treating sleep apnea.
Pregnancy Not Advise. The risk of pregnancy-related death in women with pah is substantial, with risk of dying reported to be 30 to 50%. For this reason alone, pregnancy is contraindicated in patients with pah. In addition to the hemodynamic load of pregnancy, which means that your heart has to work extra, medications used for pah are harmful to the fetus.
Not recommended. Although patient can successfully become pregnant and deliver without complication in the setting of pulmonary HTN is a very risky proposition that would be discouraged by many OB specialist. Have a careful discussion with a maternal fetal medicine specialist before moving forward.
Small left sided heart with abnormal septal motion in ventricle EF 60-65% heart is normal including thickness. Possible pulmonary hypertension cause?
MRI. If you have severe pulmonary hypertension, you may have Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. This is potentially a serious diagnosis. Intracardiac and intrapulmonary shunting must be ruled out. A cardiac MRI and nuclear shunt test can make this determination. These tests are likely only available at a major referral center - London. Good luck. Read more...
Please explain complications for severely dilated left atrium of 6 CM with moderate pulmonary hypertension with rvsp of 54 mm.?
It depends. I would have to know why there is a severely dilated left atrium. The cause of its dilatation more than likely has lead to the pulmonary hypertension. Also, one has to always keep in mind that an echocardiogram is a very inaccurate way of measuring the rvsp which it seems where your number came from. What is the condition of the mitral valve and what is the ef of this patient? Read more...