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 of pulmonary hypertension are aimed at helping patients cope with symptoms and slowing down the progress of the disease. Medications such as vasodilators can help in opening narrowed blood vessels. Calcium channel blockers and anticoagulants could also be prescribed by a cardiologist to prevent the formation of blood clots and to relax the blood vessels.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pulmonary hypertension can be caused by a type of congenital heart disease known as Eisenmenger syndrome.