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Pulmonary Hypertension

Cold

01/09/2009

Question:

I have PH but have no symptoms. I now have a cold and my doctor herd me cough and told me that I was having bronicail spasms. I already had the flu shot this year. Can you tell me what bronicial spasms are and does it have any inpact on my PH?

Answer:

During an infection the breathing tubes (or the bronchi) are inflamed and irritated (bronchitis), which leads to cough and wheezing (bronchospasm).  It should not effect your PH.

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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