Can pulmonary hypertension resolve when my babies chronic lungs grow?

Maybe. Depends on the cause. If chronic lung disease is the result of extreme prematurity (< 28 weeks), the pulmonary hypertension is largely due to an under developed pulmonary vascular bed (smaller arteries and fewer branches). This may not improve, even with good growth and nutrition. While they may improve, it often becomes apparent again after the growth spurt associated with adolescence.
Sometimes. Newborns don't have as many alveoli as do adults so many chronic problems in childhood can be grown out of such as lung damage from use of a ventilator as a neonate but other conditions grow with the child and usually worsen such as cystic fibrosis so it depends on the cause of the problem.
PH. It depends on the type of pulmonary hypertension (ph). You should discuss this with your pediatrician.
Depends. If the pulmonary hypertension is a result of the lungs having damage(rds) then when the lung improve the pulmonary HTN may improve also, if the pulmonary HTN is present by itself then the disease could be more chronic.

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If an infant has pulmonary hypertension secondary to BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), will the pulmonary hypertension go away as the lungs mature?

Usuallly resolves. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is chronic lung disease in preterm infants that occurs following mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy for acute respiratory distress after birth.BPD frequently complicated by pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH resolved in majority of infants, PH in small % of infants can be fatal. Regular screening for PH and adequate management required. Read more...
BPD. It may. Close follow up with your peds pulmonologist is very important. Best of luck. Read more...

I have a ten year old son. He is having memory problems. Sometimes he is unable to repeat simple things he was just told. As an infant, he was in nicu for 3 weeks with under developed lungs. He suffered a collapsed lung, had pulmonary hypertension and

Often . Often times, memory issues in children are actually attention problems - they don't know what was just said to them because they weren't even listening in the first place. This is not necessarily his fault. He may have attention deficit disorder (add) which is often discovered later than attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) because kids with add aren't bouncing off of the walls. If he has a problem with frequent daydreaming, he could have a condition called "absence seizures" where kids are actually having few second seizures when they appear to be "spacing out". They usually do not remember anything during the time of the seizure. Being able to successfully treat him requires diagnosing the cause of his problem. You should contact your son's doctor and discuss your concerns. They may be able to help him, or will know who to refer him to in your area. Good luck! Read more...
Memory. Memory problems are not typical of lung disease but you should check with your pediatrician. Read more...
Evaluation needed. He should be evaluated by a neurologist or psychologist. Spending three weeks in an ICU with under developed lungs may have left subtle signs affecting the child's neurodevelopment. Read more...
Neurology work up. In the NICU they monitor for neurologic problems. The results of the testing should be available in his chart for your neurologist. A head CT or MRI may be indicated to determine if there are any current abnormalities. Speech therapy and extra tutoring also may be helpful. PRMG would be able to review records faxed to 858 259 9689 for ?s. Read more...
Memory. He should be evaluated by a neurologist or a developmental specialist .His school should also conduct a psychoeducational testing as well. Read more...

Severe chest pain, calcium screening showed chronic pulmonary hypertension& lung nodules. Had CT of chest 3mm & 8mm noncalcified granulomas. Helpplease?

Mgt. The cause of your pulmonary hypertension needs to be identified. A workup may include ruling out blood clots, cardiac disease and chronic pulmonary disease. More details regarding your pulmonary and family history would be helpful. The nodules are relatively small, and can be followed if the risk for malignancy is low. Read more...

How could viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

Yes. Sildenafil - the active ingredient in viagra (sildenafil) - is fda approved as Revatio for treatment of pulmonary HTN in adults. It is likely that it would also be effective in children and is widely used in children as other other adult approved medicines for pulmonary htn. Read more...
Dilates blood vessel. Sildenafil the chemical name for viagra, (sildenafil) works by blocking the breakdown of a chemical important to dilating blood vessels. In babies with pulmonary hypertension, this helps dilate blood vessels in the lungs and therefore lowers the lung blood pressure and the work the heart must do to pump the blood into the lung circulation. Read more...
PAH. Viagra or sildenafil is fda approved for adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) but there have been some safety issues raised with higher doses in children. The medication opens blood vessels in the lung. Check with your pediatrician. Read more...

What respiratory conditions will affect PULMONARY HYPERTENSION? I suffer chronic sinusitis with runny nose and sneezing with chest pain, very long time

Pulmonary HTN (PH) Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) IS a diagnosis, which describes the symptoms associated with high arterial pressure in the lungs. PAH is made worse by not wearing oxygen. There are many causes of PAH, including COPD or other chronic lung disease, multiple pulmonary embolisms (blood clots), recurrent pneumonia. Often it happens on its own - that's called primary PH or PPH. Treatment possible. Read more...

My lung pressure is 55 now, is that still pulmonary hypertension?

Indication . Elevated pulmonary artery pressure (like 50 mm hg) is highly suggestive of pulmonary hypertension but not diagnostic. For diagnosis, you need a heart catheterization. Read more...
Yes. Not sure but i would assume it was by measured by echo and it would be the right ventricular systolic pressure which would be high at 55 mmhg, i.e. Pulmonary hypertension. Read more...

Pulmonary hypertension with lung pressure of 48 is that treatable and considered mild?

Mild to moderate . Mild to moderate phtn. Reversibility depends on etiology (underlying cause) so talk to your physician . Read more...
Mild PH. Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance. I don't know which pressure you are referencing. Nonetheless, you need to discuss the significance with your physician. Read more...