Hi Julie, My PFT was normal I was told. So, now on to the next test I guess. I am waiting to see the cardiologist on the 30th to see what his thoughts are. I wonder if it's sleep apnea now causing it. Who knows, my mind is boggled by all these tests and dr's. I hope you get some good news!View Thread
Hey Julie, how did you make out? I had the X ray which was normal. Tomorrow I go for my pulmonary function test. Someone had intimated to me that it's possible becuase I was having anxiety and my systolic bp was so high, it could have increased the pulmonary pressure. I sure as heck hope that's it. My primary has insisted I stop reading the internet!! I told her easy for her to say, she didn't have the bad echo, I did.View Thread
Gee, I'm really sorry to hear all that. I am not having symptoms other than the shortness of breath when I climb the stairs or try to play with my Grandson. I can go for a walk and be ok though. I also have major anxiety and panic disorder so I am really going to have to work hard at keeping that in check. I'm worried about the right heart cath and not sure if I want to have it done at my local hospital or take the trip to Mass General or Dartmouth Hitchcock. I guess I will have to wait and see. You've had one of those already? Right now I'm going to worry about one test at a time I guess. I certainly hope they can figure yours out.View Thread
I just got results back from my echocardiogram and it shows a PA of 50-55. Dr called and is scheduling lung xray and pulmonary function and appt with a cardiologist and I'm scared to death. The PA was 37 4 yrs ago and not high enough to find out what was causing it or to treat it I was told. Here I am 4 years later and it has progressed. I am a former smoker 55 yr old female. I'm having a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach it's lung cancer. Does anyone here have PH and if so, how is it being treated?View Thread
I am a 55 yrs old female with mild pulmonary hypertension. I believe the number is 37. It has been about the same since 2006. The last echo I had was in 2009 and the number has changed slightly. I also have lower back issues and leg pain which is being diagnosed now. It doesn't appear that I have PAD, pulses are good in the ankles, carotids are good, etc. The echo tech said that that the heart looks good, valves look good, ejection fraction is good, just the hypertension. I am a former smoker, quit 7 years ago. Should I be worried?View Thread
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