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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension Reversible or Not

06/10/2010

Question:

i m 26yr old male ,on routine echo for easy fatiguebility found mild pah with rvsp of 37mm hg;my cardiologist suggest that u go for breathing exercise and your pah wl fall to normal .is it true?i m nonsmoker,mild hypertensive,tsh normal and ana negative

Answer:

Your RVSP is slightly increased which may be within normal variation and does not mean you have PH. If there is true PH it will not improve with exercise.

However since you do have some symptoms that led to an echocardiogram, you may benefit from a more detailed evaluation for PH. Alternatively exercise and a close follow up to ensure improvement in symptoms, exercise tolerance and stability or improvement RVSP.

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Response by:

Namita   Sood, MD, FCCP Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University