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How Long Do You Have To Live With Pulmonary Hypertension?

I just recently found out i have pulmonary hypertension. I was scheduled to have back surgery Nov. 14, but my

lung doctor told me he could see me having a modeate amount of problems after being put to sleep. So, I told

I didn't want to have the surgery. How long do you have to live with pulmonary hypertion?
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
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Pulmonary hypertension is lifelong. It is the changes in your pulmonary vasculature due to other causes like heart problem, lung problems, connective tissue disease etc. You can control the progression of the disease but you can not cure it. It is due to irreversible change in your pulmonary arteries. There are grading of this. And grading are based on right ventricular end systolic pressure (RVSP) In mild moderate severe. You can also get done vaso reactive test for pulmonary hypertension. Avoid salt diet.
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How Long Do You Have To Live With Pulmonary Hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is lifelong. It is the changes in your pulmonary vasculature due to other causes like heart problem, lung problems, connective tissue disease etc. You can control the progression of the disease but you can not cure it. It is due to irreversible change in your pulmonary arteries. There are grading of this. And grading are based on right ventricular end systolic pressure (RVSP) In mild moderate severe. You can also get done vaso reactive test for pulmonary hypertension. Avoid salt diet.