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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertention

02/28/2008

Question:

can a patient grow out of pulmonary hypertention or possibly get rid of the desesse on thier own.

Answer:

Thank you for your question. The vast majority of patients who are accurately diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension carry this diagnosis for the remainder of their lives. However, a small number of patients who are initially treated with medication are able to be transitioned off of medication over time. Some patients undergo lung transplantation as well.

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Response by:

Douglas W Haden, MD Douglas W Haden, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University