Primary Pulmonary Hypertension is a type of high blood pressure affecting the arteries in the lungs and the heart. The symptoms are:
• shortness of breath,
• difficulty breathing with exertion,
• rapid breathing,
• Rapid heart rate.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
A cardiologist diagnoses Pulmonary hypertension by measuring the pulmonary pressures by either ultrasound of the heart - echocardiogram or right heart catheterization.
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?
In 1998, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension was changed to Primary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) since the latter name was more descriptive of the condition.