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The gold standard for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension is right heart catheterization and not echo.echo can both over estimate and under estimate right heart pressures.
Does your mother have any lung condition /lung diseases? Does she snore? I wouldn't worry as long as she has no shortness of breath or desaturation.
Would I ask for a repeat echo? No is my answer as long as she is symptomatic.
Suggest saturation monitoring and an arterial blood gas if possible.
Dr. Jacob George P
MD, IDCCM, FCCP
Patient replied :
Thank You! My mom does snore . I was concern about sleep apnea. She has no lung conditions ie asthma, copd, etc.
If she has sleep apnea, can with tx reverse any pulmonary htn? Thanks
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We need to have a sleep study for confirming / refuting a diagnosis of sleep apnoea.
If she had sleep apnoea, then it's treatment will reverse pulmonary hypertension.