Doctors for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in Anakaputhur, Kanchipuram
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PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION
One of the rarely occurring diseases, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension leads to elevated pulmonary artery pressure without any real cause. It is also referred to as IPAH or Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. The common symptoms that people with this disorder have included dyspnea, weakness and fatigue, recurrent syncope, etc. Also, the secondary heartbeat sound is elevated and quite rapid along with palpitations and oedema in some cases.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Cardiologist diagnoses Primary Pulmonary Hypertension by conducting imaging tests to look inside the body.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
Treatment for IPAH includes the use of Calcium channel blocker therapy that enhances the quality of life. Alongside this, Vasodilator therapy is also implemented for extreme cases. Procedures like Transplantation and septostomy help in the same to.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1998, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension was changed to Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) since the latter name was more descriptive of the condition.