what Are The Long Term Effects Of Pulmonary Hypertension? Health Care Providers Only?

My mom has just been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. I’m a nurse and i have never heard of this disorder. I’ve been looking for it in my nursing books and have found nothing. I’ve tried searching the internet and found some info about it. my question is…if gone untreated what could really happen.. and if treated will it eventually go away or will she always have it? also what is the lifespan of someone with pulmonary hypertension? Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a progressive life-threatening condition characterized by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.Because it shares many symptoms with other diseases, PH — a terminal disease for which there is currently no cure is often misdiagnosed. Read here…

 

 

 

 

 

Can Pulmonary Hypertension Go Away On Its Own?

As long as the underlying disease exists, it will keep causing PAH. Once you have PAH (especially if you’ve had it for some time), curing the disease that caused it may not make the high blood pressure go away. In that case, the PAH will usually need special treatment.

What Is The Prognosis For Pulmonary Hypertension?

The survival odds drop to 34 percent after five years, according to the Ohio State University Lung Center. If you have PH and scleroderma, a skin disease that also affects the small arteries, your two-year survival odds are 40 percent, according to a 2008 study published in Annals of Thoracic Medicine. Read Here….

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  • Bob R March 21, 2009, 9:37 pm

    Pulmonary Hypertension if left untreated will eventually lead to heart failure. It causes a back up of pressure back into the right side of the heart causing increased work for the heart eventually leading to hypertrophy of the heart muscle and ineffective contraction.

    This article will help you
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/361242-overview

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