The increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary areas, which affect your lungs and the arteries are known as Pulmonary Hypertension. Initially there are actually no visible signs of Pulmonary Hypertension and symptoms of breathlessness, trouble in breathing, gasping and pain followed with vision issues starts off at a much later stage. Fatigue and racing palpitations happens to.
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Pulmonary hypertension is diagnosed by measuring the pulmonary pressures by either ultrasound of the heart by echocardiography or right heart catheterization.
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
Treatment for this problem includes using Blood vessel dilators (vasodilators), Endothelin receptor antagonists, High-dose calcium channel blockers, Soluble guanylate cyclase (SGC) stimulator and Anticoagulants although in some extreme cases surgery is also required like Atrial septostomy or even lung transplant.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pulmonary hypertension are serious conditions which become progressively worse and can be fatal. Some forms of pulmonary hypertension aren't curable and treatment can help lessen symptoms that improve quality of life.