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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PH with severe right cardio myopathy
Is this end stage pulmonary hypertension, the mean pressure is >80. What can we expect going forward, how long do these patients usually live? Do they usually require hospitalization or can they remain home for the most part ?
I would call a mean pulmonary artery pressure of greater than 80 severe pulmonary hypertension. I do not like to call the patient end stage unless they have failed treatment. You do not describe the circumstances - Is this the patient's only problem? Has the patient been treated? Without knowing more, I cannot answer the last half of you questions. How long the patient will live depends on how they respond to treatment.
Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University