Learn About Idiopathic Dilatation of the Pulmonary Artery

What is the definition of Idiopathic Dilatation of the Pulmonary Artery?
Idiopathic (of unknown cause) dilatation of the pulmonary artery (IDPA) is a rare congenital effect characterized by a wider than usual main pulmonary artery.
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What are the symptoms of Idiopathic Dilatation of the Pulmonary Artery?
Most individuals with idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery do not have any symptoms. Some individuals with idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery may experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing upon exertion; fatigue; cough; bloody sputum; heart palpitations; chest pain; and rarely, bluish or grey skin (cyanosis) with severe difficulty breathing; or sudden cardiac death.
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What are the current treatments for Idiopathic Dilatation of the Pulmonary Artery?
Treatment of idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery is usually not necessary, unless there are associated heart conditions.
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