Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in lungs and the right side of one's heart.Signs and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath,difficulty breathing with exertion, dizziness, rapid breathing, and rapid heart rate.
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
A pulmonologist would diagnose the issue by observing your family history and details along with doing a lung x-ray and scan. MRI and genetic testing is also done.
HOW IS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension aims at improving the symptoms and slowing its progression. Blood vessel dilators, high-dose calcium channel blockers and anticoagulants are some of the medications given to treat symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension
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.