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    • Brenda Fuller
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      My cardiologist said he does not treat PH. I have had two echocardiograms that show elevated pressure in my lungs-40-45 mmHg in 2018 and 45 mmHg on last echo in Feb. 2020. I have seen a pulmonary doctor in Nov 2019 and she ordered Chest CT scan and pulmonary function testing which were both good. My primary care physician told me I do not need to see anyone at this point and that a heart cath is not necessary as it is so invasive. He said that if my echo shows 70 0r higher mmHg that it would then be time for a heart cath to be considered. Is that what you experienced or does it sound correct? I am just so tired of feeling out of breath and so very tired all the time. Any insight is most appreciated.

    • Brooke LeeAnn
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      I was having seriously scary signs last summer that something was just not okay. I had been hospitalized a few years back to remove a mass in my left abdominal area. Shorty after I was told I had to have 6 weeks of radiation everyday. Since then I have been declining in health so much that last summer I couldn’t breathe at all. My husband and and I were buying our forever home together and arguing daily because I was faint and just absolutely drained and even laying around seemed to be work for me. So after almost killing myself and OVERDOING all the work to move out and in of our new house it came to a point where I couldn’t hide it anymore and my monthly visit to my oncologist one day he sent me straight across the street to hospital to meet with a pulmonary specialist who did a echo on my heart & referred me to a Pulmonary specialist out in Indy where I went to have more testing and a heart catheterization. They do need to see how severe and stressed your heart is. I was awake for the operation and hitting on the Dr.while he was telling me to close my eyes and stop moving. It didn’t hurt and it’s a small incision on my neck & didn’t hurt at all. Definitely suggest making sure you get that done. Today I feel better knowing what I have and being on medication that has helped me feel as normal as I can considering that I am 38 with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Are you on any medication to help with the PAH?

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