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Do I have pulmonary hypertension and will it affect my ability to become pregnant?

I have pulmonary artery systolic pressure of 30mm Hg.  I am a 27-year-old female willing to conceive.  I saw my echo of 30mm Hg with mild tricuspid regurgitation and RA pressure of 5mm Hg.  Recently I was diagnosed as subclinical hypothyroid and am maintained on thyroxin 25mico.  I want to know if I have pulmonary hypertension? ....I am afraid. 

submitted by Tima from Brazil on 5/12/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Jorge F. Guttin, MD    

Jorge F. Guttin, MDI would suggest for you to have another echo done, or reviewed by another cardiologist; 30mm Hg is borderline and may be of no significance. The doppler measurement of pulmonary pressure is based on personal appreciation of the jet of tricuspid regurgitation and, therefore, variable.    

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