Pulmonary Hypertension

What is primary pulmonary hypertension?

Primary pulmonary hypertension ("PPH") is a rare and often fatal condition. PPH results when there is a narrowing or obliteration…

Primary pulmonary hypertension ("PPH") is a rare and often fatal condition. PPH results when there is a narrowing or obliteration of the small and medium pulmonary arteries. Symptoms include increased and extreme shortness of breath and tiredness. If you experience these symptoms, do not assume they are due to being overweight. Rather, you should see your doctor.

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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension is a serious progressive disease for which there is currently no known cure. Symptoms may not present themselves for 2 to 5 years. Any person who has taken the Fen-Phen combination can develop high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery which affects the lungs. Women seem to be more at risk for the developing this

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Primary pulmonary hypertension is a clinical syndrome where the blood flow that leaves the right side of the heart faces an increased resistance (pressure). Normally blood flows from the right ventricle into the pulmonary arteries and then flows into smaller and smaller blood vessels until it reaches the capillaries (thin walled blood vessels near the small air chambers of the lungs or alveoli). There gas exchange occurs where oxygen is picked up and carbon dioxide is released. ...

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is present when pulmonary arterial pressure is greater than 25 mm Hg at rest or 30 mm Hg…

Pulmonary hypertension is present when pulmonary arterial pressure is greater than 25 mm Hg at rest or 30 mm Hg during exercise. Associated to the use of diet drugs Fen Phen, Redux, and Pondimin, pulmonary hypertension has no cure. The most common symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are shortness of breath with exertion and general fatigue.

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What is pulmonary hypertension (PH)?

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs…

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs (pulmonary arteries) become constricted or narrowed. This in turn hinders the flow of blood through the vessels, causing blood pressure to rise above normal levels. As a result, the right ventricle of the heart is dangerously strained and becomes enlarged and weakened. This deterioration of the ventricle can eventually lead to heart failure.

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Who gets primary pulmonary hypertension?

The incidence of primary pulmonary hypertension is 8 out of 100,000 people. Women between the ages of 20 and 40…

The incidence of primary pulmonary hypertension is 8 out of 100,000 people. Women between the ages of 20 and 40 are most at risk. There is often a family history of primary pulmonary hypertension or sudden death. Primary pulmonary hypertension can occur at any age, especially in teenagers. Recently there has been an increase in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension in people who have taken "Phen-fen," a combination diet drug.

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What is the prognosis for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension patients?

Unfortunately, the long-term prognosis is not good for patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. The pressures in the lungs even with…

Unfortunately, the long-term prognosis is not good for patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. The pressures in the lungs even with treatment will get progressively worse and cause the right ventricle to fail. As the right ventricle gets larger and larger, the patient can develop irregular heart rhythms which can lead to sudden death. Over time, the blood vessels in the lungs will get weak and be at risk for rupturing and causing massive bleeding in the lungs. ...

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What Causes Primary Pulmonary Hypertension?

Certain types of congenital heart disease can, if left unrepaired, lead to high pressure in the lungs. Primary lung problems…

Certain types of congenital heart disease can, if left unrepaired, lead to high pressure in the lungs. Primary lung problems such as cystic fibrosis or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) can lead to elevated resistance in the lungs. A significant association exists between the use of the fen phen diet drug and PPH. Fen phen was taken off the market in the US in 1997. Studies have shown that it can be several years after having stopped taking diet drugs that patients develop the disease. ...

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How is Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension different than Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)?

First, and thankfully, primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a very rare condition. Unfortunately, PPH is often fatal. PPH is caused…

First, and thankfully, primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a very rare condition. Unfortunately, PPH is often fatal. PPH is caused by Phen Fen resulting in a narrowing or the destruction of both the small and medium pulmonary arteries. Arteries are the parts of the body that pump blood. Arteries provide blood supply to the heart allowing the heart muscle to function. When this occurs, the patient who took the Phen Fen often experiences overwhelming shortness of breath and tiredness. ...

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What is primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH)?

Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a serious and potentially life threatening cardiovascular condition that is not curable. A study published…

Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a serious and potentially life threatening cardiovascular condition that is not curable. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August 1996 found that the use of fen phen for three months or longer is associated with a twenty-three fold increase in the risk of developing primary pulmonary hypertension. ...

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Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a serious and potentially life threatening cardiovascular condition that is not curable. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August 1996 found that the use of fen phen for three months or longer is associated with a twenty-three fold increase in the risk of developing primary pulmonary hypertension. ...

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Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a serious and potentially life threatening cardiovascular condition that is not curable. PPH causes high blood pressure in the lungs that leads to a feeling of constant breathlessness with minimal exertion, fatigue, dizzy spells, fainting, and chest pain. There is no known cause of PPH but it has been the direct result of the use of drugs.

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What are the signs and symptoms of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension?

The most common symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension are related to difficulty with breathing. They include: Progressive shortness of breath…

The most common symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension are related to difficulty with breathing. They include: Progressive shortness of breath (especially with activity) Hyperventilation (breathing harder and faster) Fatigue (tiring easily) Progressive weakness Fainting spells Lightheadedness or dizziness Coughing up blood Progressive cyanosis (blue tinge to lips hands and feet) These symptoms may occur at presentation, or progress over a period of time. ...

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Does Phentermine cause Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)?

NO, Phentermine does not cause PPH. This disease, as Heart Valve Disease, is associated with only the Fenfluramines. Source: fatdesolve.com

NO, Phentermine does not cause PPH. This disease, as Heart Valve Disease, is associated with only the Fenfluramines.

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What should be done for patients who have been diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension?

It is important to see your doctor on a regular basis and report any changes in energy level, ability to…

It is important to see your doctor on a regular basis and report any changes in energy level, ability to exercise, or overall health. Patients should restrict themselves from competitive sports and only participate in light activity if they're able to rest when tired. If patients have been placed on therapy, it is important to use it regularly and not just when they feel bad.

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What is pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)?

PAH is high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs. In people who have PAH, the blood vessels…

PAH is high blood pressure in the blood vessels in the lungs. In people who have PAH, the blood vessels in the lungs become too narrow. This makes it harder for blood that is being pumped to the lungs from the heart to pick up the important oxygen it needs and carry it to the rest of the body. It also puts extra stress on the heart.

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How is primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) linked to Fen Phen?

Rare heart conditions have been linked to the use of the diet drug Fen Phen, and studies show a correlation…

Rare heart conditions have been linked to the use of the diet drug Fen Phen, and studies show a correlation between long term Fen Phen users and heart valve damage in a high percentage of people. Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) occurs in the blood vessels in the lungs. These complications are very hard to treat and diagnose and lead to heart failure and death in some instances.

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Is valvular heart disease related to primary pulmonary hypertension?

Primary pulmonary hypertension is a disease of the heart and lungs caused by narrowing of blood vessels in the lungs.…

Primary pulmonary hypertension is a disease of the heart and lungs caused by narrowing of blood vessels in the lungs. It has been reported to occur in about 1 in 25,000 people using appetite suppressants for more than 3 months. This disorder results in death in about 40% of affected individuals within 4 years. Primary pulmonary hypertension may also occur in association with valvular heart disease. ...

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My doctor is either a cardiologist or a pulmonologist. Why do I need to see a pulmonary hypertension specialist?

They are the proper specialists. However some of these specialists have very little training or experience in treating patients with…

They are the proper specialists. However some of these specialists have very little training or experience in treating patients with pulmonary hypertension because it is an uncommon disease. If a heart or lung specialist has little experience in treating this disease, it is often helpful to have the patient consult with an experienced specialist. The pulmonary hypertension specialist can communicate with the local specialist to insure that the patient receives the best possible care.

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