I've never figured out how this disease ultimately kills us? Is it an overworked heart, so heart attack/failure? Or, is it lung failure, so suffocation?
James, I think you may have misunderstood your doctor, and I misread your last question to read "is it limited to the right heart", sorry. It affects both lungs but is usually limited to the right ventricle of the heart. The right ventricle (the lower right chamber) of the heart is the pump that delivers unoxygenated blood to the lungs to become oxygenated through the pulmonary artery. When the pulmonary artery is unable to easily deliver that blood to the lungs it causes the right ventricle of the heart to struggle. So it damages both sides of the lungs as well as the right side of the heart. This is my understanding but you should ask your doctor to clarify it for you. Thanks, Jane
Heart Attack is possible because it's working hard they said.Also I agree,Suffocate Are as I was told,We will make you comfortable while on Life Support till you expire. Really (Expire?)😯Yet have taken most all my medications away because of fear slowing Lung&Heart Rate Down,So I'm suffering along with several other Chronic Over Lapping Health Issue's. I feel I'm being left to die horribly:( Other problem is Pallative Care an option?Can't refer Hospice because with our condition they can analyze a time frame in their mind but can not say You have so many months to live.I don't get it..
It's both lungs or more specifically the vasculature in all of the pulmonary circuit. The R heart is burdened to push through that resistance when it fails to do so enter the peripheral lower extremity edema. With that blood pooling systemically, the left heart is having to push through the increased systemic vascular resistance. . Biventricular heart failure.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disease of small pulmonary arteries, characterized by vascular proliferation and remodeling. Progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance ultimately leads to right ventricular heart failure and death.
I have had progressive heart failure for past four years
Thats probably whst will hsppen my pulmonologist said i am in Stage V of PH
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