Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) is a disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in pulmonary artery pressure, normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Some of the common signs of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension include fatigue caused by the heart having to pump harder, fainting, difficulty in breathing and many more.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done a general physician who would conduct tests like Pulmonary angiography, Cardiac catheterization and various other blood tests to check for these signs.
HOW IS PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION TREATED?
The doctor can follow different ways to treat the condition, based on the exact results from the diagnostic tests, since the condition may vary from person to person. Internal medicine for hypertension and oxygen therapy to improve breathing will also be given.
DID YOU KNOW?
That if the condition cannot be treated through these therapies, then a lung transplant might be the only solution.