I have RA, and my rheumatologist sent me for an echocardiogram because she detected a murmur while examining me. The echo reports says (among other things) "There is mild tricuspid regurgitation with an estimated pulmonary pressure of 35-40 mmHg" and further refers to "mild elevation of pulmonary pressures." She's planning to recheck this in a couple of months. I've tried to learn a little about this online so that I can ask intelligent questions when I go see her again. I had a chest x-ray earlier this week, and it was normal, so if there's any lung involvement re: the RA, it's not showing up on xray yet, and the doc told me that PH is more commonly seen in lupus than in RA. I'm also hypothyroid, which is also being treated. So I have underlying factors for APAH - I'm just wondering whether there's much probability that this is an insignificant finding. Is mild elevation of pulmonary pressures cause for concern?
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