Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of hypertension, where the blood pressure of the arteries carrying blood to the lungs and right side of the heart rises. Its symptoms include dyspnea, fatigue, syncope, cyanosis, and heart palpitations.

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What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

Query: Hello doctor, A  couple of months ago, I started feeling tightness in chest, shortness of breath, and overall fatigue. I went to a walk-in clinic, they did an EKG, and everything was fine. They asked me to follow-up with a physician. The nurse conducted a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My impression about your illness is gastritis and reflux disease, which is leading to reflux of acid into the lungs causing bronchoconstriction. This bronchoconstriction leads to shortness of breath and asthma-like pattern on the pulmonary function test (PFT). The pro...  Read Full »

What does pressure in the lung area after COVID-19 indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel pressure in my lung area for the past ten days. My blood pressure is also high, and I could not concentrate on anything. I suffered from COVID four months ago, and I had a liver infection four years ago. My current medications are tablet Famocid 40 mg and tablet Histafree 180 mg twi...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a feeling of pressure near the lungs when you lay down. Such pressure near the lungs may result from various reasons such as inflammation of pleura, vir...  Read Full »

Please examine and comment on my baby's ECG report.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby's heart rate is 110 beats per minute. During examination, the echocardiogram shows S1 normal, S2 split 3/6 and continuous murmur at left infraclavicular region. What does the information indicate?  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports of echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The patient has a condition called patent ductus arteriosus. Usually ductus arteriosus closes at birth of a baby, but sometimes, it remains patent and does not close naturally....  Read Full »

Routine echo shows moderate pulmonary hypertension. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a routine echo done a couple of weeks ago and just got the results yesterday. The sheet says moderate pulmonary hypertension with peak pressure 54 mmHg and central venous pressure of 15.0. Since I only picked up the results no one explained it to me but set up an appointment with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This means pressure in the pulmonary circulation has increased likely due to lung problem (if echo is not showing any abnormalities other than this). Likely this is related to obesity although we need to rule out other causes of pulmonary hypertension by doing CT sca...  Read Full »

Will pulmonary hypertension interrupt with the urinary output?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask your opinion regarding my sister having severe pulmonary artery hypertension. Now she is on Macitentan and Tadalafil. After that, she developed edema requiring multiple trip to ED for fluid overload. She is on Furosemide, Spironolactone, and Verapamil after that. The proble...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your sister's health problems. She is not making urine at the moment because most likely she suffered kidney injury. Is her body swollen? Is she on urinary catheter? How long has she been on Furosemide?   Read Full »

Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had an echo done for my heart, and the results are: Nondilated aortic root: sinus of Valsalva 3.5 cm, sinotubular junction 2.4 cm. Ascending aorta not imaged. Normal arch appearance normal flow and proximal descending aorta. Tricuspid, normally functioning aortic valve....  Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nondilated aortic root: Sinus of Valsalva 3.5 cm, sinotubular junction 2.4 cm. Ascending aorta not imaged. Normal arch appearance normal flow and proximal descending aorta. Tricuspid, normally functioning aortic valve. Main pulmonary artery and pulmonary valve appear...  Read Full »

There is pulmonary hypertension after ASD closure surgery. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has pulmonary hypertension after ASD closure surgery. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did the pulmonary hypertension occur only after ASD closure? Before closure was there pulmonary hypertension? The treatment depends on the severity of hypertension. So, is her pulmonary hypertension mild moderate or severe? If you cannot tell about severity, kindly uplo...  Read Full »

My triglyceride values are high. How to lower it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-years-old male, 171 cm height, 78 kg weight, went to annual body checkup, no symptoms, in the ECHO report it says mild PAH 45 mm hg, RVSP, TMT report is negative, and other heart reports are also normal. All other report blood report, X-ray, PFT, kidney, liver, ultrasound, rep...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I guess you do not have any respiratory symptoms like cough, shortness of breath, etc. Mild PAH (pulmonary arterial hypertension) is unlikely to be related to exercise during TMT, as 30 to 45 minutes is enough time for the body to recover. However, since echo is an o...  Read Full »

Father is suffering from pulmonary hypertension and varicose veins. Is anticoagulant a must?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 71-year-old male suffering from pulmonary hypertension and diabetic and varicose vein problem on both legs. I have attached the previous reports summary. Following medications are taken daily. 1. Tadalafil 1---0--0 2. Dytor 10 mg 1--0---0 3. Dytor plus 20 mg 0---1--0...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Sorry for your father suffering from atrial fibrillation and pulmonary hypertension. I have read your concern and below is the answer to your question. The leg swelling could be due to irregular use of a diuretic pill that is Dytor. So I suggest not to stop this...  Read Full »

What is meconium aspiration syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter born 7 days back is suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). I would like to know, how we measure her growth of lung capacity.  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Gunda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In newborns measurement of lung capacity is not as useful as in adults. Important clinical signs of respiratory effort, respiratory rate and the x-rays that had showed the meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and also the general condition of baby. These are the importan...  Read Full »

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