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Hi All!  

 

My last CT scan shows a dilated pulmonary artery.  In 2005 it was 30mm and in 2015 it was 35mm.   At the time I also had an ECHO which was unremarkable.   

 

I am preparing for an upcoming appointment, with the same tests, and wanted to see what you all think.  

 

How concerned should I be?    I have systemic sine sclerosis with ILD.  

 

Thank you.  

 

 

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Hi Clementine,

 

How lovely to hear from you again and I'm sorry that you're having concerns about a dilated pulmonary artery. Apart from an out of date first aid certificate, I've no medical training, so can't really advise you, but  pulmonary hypertension cannot be diagnosed without a right heart catheterisation and it sounds like you'll be having other tests as well, to help with any diagnosis.

 

I can understand that you're feeling a bit anxious about your upcoming appointment and I do hope that your consultant will be able to help and advise you.

 

Kind regards,

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Thank you!  I really think it's nothing since my ECHO was normal.  I just worry like crazy and it's been two years since I've had one.   Hopefully I won't need the right heart catheterization.  I've had one and feel they are a piece of cake, but time and money.   If anyone else has anything to add, please do so.   I don't like having it dilated and assume it could be worse now.   Thanks.  ❤️

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