Pulmonary hypertension is the condition of having increased pulse rates / resting heart rate (HR) despite normal or low heart rate. Pulmonary hypertension is a separate entity from heart disease and coronary heart disease and often affects persons with prior heart disease or those with hypertension who do not take other medications for their condition.
Pulmonary hypertension refers to the decreased cardiac output or to the lack of oxygen in the blood caused by decreased venous blood flow to the lungs or the pulmonary network. An abnormally high pulmonary hypertension can result in a decreased cardiac output and an increase in resting heart rate (HR). In practical terms, pulmonary it is used to describe a resting normal heart rate, greater than average systolic, venous pressure, or a reduced cardiac output not exceeding the normal limits.
Symptoms Of Pulmonary Htn. When a person has pulmonary hypertension, one of the primary symptoms is the heart rate (HR) becoming too slow or too fast. Other symptoms include palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, cold perspiration, cough, headache, and more. These and other symptoms are typically associated with heart disease. In the case of pulmonary htn, unless the patient can provide documentation that the symptoms are due to this type of heart disease, such symptoms are considered normal. Thus, it is very difficult to prove that the symptoms of pulmonary htn are due to heart disease, unless the patient can provide a proper medical history of their family members.
As mentioned above, symptoms of pulmonary htn can vary depending on the cause of the disorder. However, in most cases, this condition is associated with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes difficulty breathing during sleep, which result in decreased venous insufficiency, increased blood pressure in the legs, and increased pulmonary hypertension. In addition, it can also cause decreased cardiac output and increased pulmonary vasoconstriction in the lungs. While the symptoms of pulmonary htn can vary, they are most common in individuals who smoke, have increased body mass index, are obese, and have low levels of physical activity. This is also true for pregnant women and those with diabetes.
The treatment of this condition depends on the cause of the disorder. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is usually very effective, resulting in decreased cardiac output and increased lung ventilation. Treatment for congestive heart failure (Dhrnf) generally includes lifestyle changes, medications, and nutritional supplements (for protein and vitamins), and if these do not improve the condition, then other treatments, including surgery, are usually recommended.
What is more, as a result of the increased venous insufficiency, there is less oxygen available for the tissues of the lungs. As a result, the air passages of the lungs become narrower. Also, there is less oxygen carried through the veins to the heart. The increased venous hypertension, in turn, adds to the overload of the heart muscles. When this happens, the result is pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension is a medical emergency, which requires treatment by a cardiologist. Usually, this condition is caused by the build-up of “arterioscelerous pulmonary dilation”. It occurs when there is a decrease in the volume of blood that is carried through the veins. This results in the walls of the arteries becoming narrowed and the arteries becoming less able to transport the blood that is flowing. This in turn can cause an increase in the blood pressure, which is manifested as a rise in the heart rate.
This disease is most commonly found in people who are overweight or are diabetic. As a result of the increased venous insufficiency, there is a decreased amount of oxygen reaching the lungs. This can lead to an increase heart rate, thereby causing the increase blood pressure. This condition is very serious, as it can lead to life-threatening situations and should be treated immediately.