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Forum Name: Arrhythmias

Question: just diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension


 ABbie Lynn - Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:04 pm

Hi, I am a 49 y/o female. For thye last few months I have had fast heart rate at rest of up to 160 bpm lasting up to an hour. This happens a few times a week, also I have been very tired & lightheaded. I was referred to a cardiologist who put me on 120 mg cardiazem 1x per day and also 30 mg as symptoms occur.

I had an echo which showed mild mitral regurge and moderate tricuspid regurge, The pulmonary artery pressure was 54 mmHg.I had a CT angiogram which was normal. and blood count normal except white cell count is 13.610.

I am being sent to a dr specializing in pulmonary hypertension asap. Is the pressure that high at 54 and since the Dr said there is no cause, can this be treated or reversed?

Thanks
 ABbie Lynn - Sun May 10, 2009 3:56 pm

Going to a pulm specialist tues 5/12 in Gainsville fl. Have since been feeling pretty short of breath even when sitting. Hope all goes well at the Dr he he says its fine.

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