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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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

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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

Cardiologist

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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

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

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

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 »

Can Redux cause pulmonary hypertension?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 15 years ago, I had Redux for three months. Some 10 years back, I had an echocardiogram. The finding was very mild mitral valve regurgitation and everything else was good. Three years back when my brother had heart bypass, my doctor advised me to undergo some heart tests. I had th...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dexfenfluramine - Redux was banned because of causing pulmonary artery hypertension. In earlier days, doctors thought that Redux would cause pulmonary artery hypertension during the course of treatment. But, later we have found a lot of patients who developed pul...  Read Full »

Which medicine will be helpful in pulmonary artery hypertension patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 48 years old and she is suffering as a PAH patient. Her doppler comments are E/A ratio is reversed TR, MR is seen and the conclusion is severe TR or severe PAH and preserve left ventricular functions. Dilated RA/RV and she had HRCT and opinion is severe thoracic scoliosis ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Honestly speaking, she is having irreversible diseases. Her lung functions are not good, similarly, pulmonary artery hypertension is also b...  Read Full »

I have Eisenmenger syndrome and severe pulmonary hypertension. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have Eisenmenger syndrome and severe pulmonary hypertension. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajiv Kumar Srivastava

Cardiologist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lesions in Eisenmenger syndrome, such as large septal defects, are characterized by high pulmonary pressure and/or a high pulmonary flow state. Development of the syndrome represents a point at which pulmonary hypertension is irreversible and is an indication that t...  Read Full »

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