Doctors for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in Kundgol Cross, Hubli-Dharwad
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PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension or Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is, as the name suggests, a high blood pressure condition and it affects the main arteries carrying purified blood from the heart. The symptoms are slow to set in and show up and the disease is therefore seen to be progressive in nature. The symptoms include, breathlessness, chest pain and fatigue are the symptoms. The cause of this condition could be genetic.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
The cardiologist, when approached, will first check on the person’s medical history and will want to know if the person smokes or if there is a family history of the condition. The doctor will also be keen on knowing the details of the symptoms, how they appear and go away. An ECG and CT Scan can give the doctor sufficient information. In addition, a treadmill test might also be done.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
The treatment for pulmonary hypertension can include oxygen, diuretics, blood thinners, medications that open the pulmonary arteries, and treatments for any underlying disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
The prognosis and life expectancy for a person with pulmonary hypertension is improving as newer treatment options become available.