PE linked to hypertension in kids

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PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby denise » Mon Apr 04, 2005 07:09 pm

http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/04/04/hscout524693.html

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby laura » Mon Apr 04, 2005 08:53 pm

Yeeee- My Allie has had numerous re-checks because she is right on the line for hypertension. At six. Normal weight, etc. Horrible!

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby melissam » Tue Apr 05, 2005 04:41 am

Did they say they looked at only 24 kids? Did I read that right?

I think it would be very interesting to have more research done in this area. I sure HATE PE!!!

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby denise » Tue Apr 05, 2005 05:22 am

Here are a coulpe more links to this info:

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=8967

http://www.phneighborhood.com/content/in_the_news/archive_2225.aspx


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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby youtan » Tue Apr 05, 2005 06:26 am

Well, I for one am on of those 'kids' who was born from preeclampsia. I was doomed not only to have high BP - but also PE. Actually, my BP is down so that I don't need meds - but my docs have told me I've got chronic BP - its just a matter of time before it raises again.

My kids - I think they've taken Nathanials BP once since he left the NICU - Jonathan hasn't had it taken since then either (not even at his hospital stay 2 wks ago).

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby erica990 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 09:49 am

I wonder if they are accounting for the fact that people with PE also have high blood pressure in their families. Seems like they should have an equal percentage of people in the control group who have a family history of high blood pressure to the the PE group.

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby denise » Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:39 am

And another link for this

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/502495

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby laura » Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:27 am

Can anyone explain the difference between "regular" hypertension and pulmonary hypertension? I'm a little confused!

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby denise » Sat Apr 09, 2005 06:10 pm

Good question Laura. Any of our "medical" people....can you help us?

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Re : PE linked to hypertension in kids

Postby norlisa k » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:42 pm

I'm not one of the "medical people," but someone that my husband and I know has pulmonary hypertension. I'm not a doctor, but from what I understand there is a specific "blood vessel" affected, the pulmonary artery (the one from the heart to the lungs). The pressure in the artery rises above normal levels (due to constriction? I'm not sure about this) and becomes life threatening (I think it leads to right heart failure). A lot worse than "regular" hypertension, because this person is under constant medical care. She can't walk up stairs or what not without her husband worrying about her.

Her husband and mine compared notes--I feel "lucky" that my essential hypertension isn't as bad as her pulmonary hypertension, but feel extremely bad for her and her husband. My meds regulate mine, hers apparently is very hard to keep under control and docs work at keeping her alive.

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