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X-ray suggests early pulmonary arterial hypertension. Should I worry?

a comparison was made to priior filmsshowing the thoracic spine and ribs. the 2 veiws of the chest demonstratea normal appearing heart, and mediastinal silhouettes. The lungs are free of infiltrate, enfusion and /mass lesion .there is however,increased retrosternal air space and mild interstitial prominence, as well as flattening of the hemidiaphragms, compatable with hyperaeration. the osseous structures are unremarkable. Incidental ote is made of changes suggesting early pulmonary arterial hypertention
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hi, Pulmonary arterial hypertension is an abnormal condition. In this case the pressure inside the lung vessels in increased and slow. It causes compromise of the blood circulation through lungs and heart. You may develop cough and feel early shortness of breath after exertion. The reason may be many like heart disease, lung disease or disease in vessels itself. but here the report suggests only the early changes. So you need not worry much and consult a cardiologist. Do some regular fitness exercises. take care. Bye.
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