Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is hypertension of the lung arteries that leads to narrowing of their lumen. Dyspnea is one of the most prominent symptoms, accompanied by fatigue, chest pressure or even syncope. Signs of right heart failure may also be present as a complication of pulmonary hypertension, which is the case of cor pulmonale.

So, my pulmonary hypertension is the result of a VSD that I have. I am on oxygen 24/7. I am under good care from my primary, my pulmonologist and a cardiologist as well as several cardiology specialists. I have so many of those because they say my heart issues are complex. Any way, my cardiologist l...

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Just got a CADD pump, Veletri, and home infusion therapy. Dropped Orenitram. Any comments or advice?

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Has anyone here switched from Tracleer to Opsumit? I've taken Tracleer for 10 years with nearly NO side effects. I'm hesitant to switch, but no liver function test would sure be nice. Any feedback is much appreciated!

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Anyone here who has Eisenmenger’s syndrome and did Pulmonary rehab? Or is is impossible?

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Abstract: Systemic sclerosis is a rare and complex immune-mediated connective tissue disease characterized by multi-organ fibrosis and dysfunction. Systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension is a leading cause of death in this population. Pulmonary arterial hypertension can coexis...

PPAs can be an adjunct therapy to standard vasodilator compounds - endothelin receptor antagonists and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors - in treating functional class II or III PAH patients. Treatment guidelines defined by the Prostacyclin International Expert Panel were described in the study, &...

The unusual antibody linked to her disease, called the anticentriole antibody, may also serve as a marker for the use of immunosuppressives in SSc-PAH patients with this antibody. SSc can also predispose patients to PAH; in fact, it is estimated that about 10% of all patients with SSc experience PAH...

Ok so I've been on orenitram about 2 months now. Currently at .875mg 3x daily. Last increased July 15th wt of 151. My wt on Sunday, 21st was 160! Doctors increased my lasix to 40mg bid.. no changes.. I'm so weak.. I Can't remember but someone mentioned that sometimes people have issues with PH medic...

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CVS specialty pharmacy. Literally the worst company ever to have to deal with. Does anyone else have significant issues with them? Or am I the only one that truly thinks they’re worse than Comcast or century link even.

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Combination therapy is appropriate for patients with typical pulmonary arterial hypertension categorized as low and intermediate risk at baseline, while high-risk patients could possibly be considered for more advanced therapy, according to study results published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Dise...

What is the deal with tadalafil? The generic is going to cost me $592 a month ( I’m in coverage gap). My sildenafil is $33 for 3 months! I’m on Medicare w Aarp united insurance. I don’t qualify for the assistance program. Any thoughts? I am having such a hard time remembering to take all three si...

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Anyone have answer for PAH when sildenafil and tyvaso makes the disease worse? nothing is spelled right... but the doctors have run out of options and I was the only one that came up with the tyvaso and he tried it but it started to make all his veins look like they were going to explode and the d...

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I don't know if you all can copy or paste this. I get plasma infusions to keep living. Without it I will die. I know you might not be able to donate. But if you can get one person, I'd be forever thankful.

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Good morning! I have been reading posts on this page and see folks sharing the types of PAH each one has. That got me wondering about the type my hubby has... His medicals show Pulmonary Hypertension (HCC) and Hypertensive Pulmonary Vascular Disease (HCC). Can you tell about HCC? Not sure if th...

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