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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

07/21/2010

Question:

Can a fistula in my left arm cause PH?

Answer:

I presume the fistula is for dialysis. The fistula in the arm may cause an increase in the total amount of blood being pumped by your heart and the pulmonary pressure may increase some. This may not be true 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