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Sunday, May 19, 2013
What is RVSP on an Echocardiogram?
my mother has pulmonary fibroysis and pulmonary hypertension can you tell me if an rvsp of 72 is really serious
Patients with lung fibrosis can frequently develop pulmonary hypertension. The sure way of telling if the pressures are high in the lungs is to measure them during a cardiac catheterization. Unfortunately, there is no proven treatment for the pulmonary hypertension that occurs with lung fibrosis. The RVSP of 72 does suggest high pressures in the lung (pulmonary hypertension). She should discuss this with her doctor. Make sure she is on an adequate amount of oxygen and her blood pressure is controlled etc.
Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University