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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary pressures measured 110

05/07/2008

Question:

how long do i have to live

Answer:

A pressure of 110 is quite high. How long you will live is hard to answer.  It depends on several things:

1. How well your heart is coping with the pressure.  This is reflected in your 6 minute walk, the BNP level, and the appearance of the heart on echo and the right heart pressures measured during the catheterization .

2. More importantly, how well you respond to treatment .

3. For patients who fail to improve with treatment, lung transplantation is an option

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Response by:

Namita   Sood, MD, FCCP Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University