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Is pulmonary hypertension treatable?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Various medications can be used such sildefanil and other related medications, as also immunosuppressive therapy and smoking cessation, omega 3 fatty acids can be of help as well, and at the least cause no harm.
Dr. Donald Elton
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Yes: There are 10 FDA approved medications indicated for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension in the US and there are several other promising therapies in various stages of development that will likely be approved in the years to come.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: There are many new options for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension compared to 15 years ago. Most believe that early diagnosis matters and that initial therapy should be guided by a physician or center with expertise with pulmonary htn.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Yes: If you have pulmonary hypertension, you need to be treated by a specialist in this disease. There are many different therapies to treat this condition, but making the right diagnosis determines what is the right therapy. The pulmonary hypertension association has a nice web site with doctors with interest treating this disease.
Dr. Charles Burger
Pulmonology 36 years experience
PAH is treatable: FDA approved treatments include oral endothelin receptor antagonists, ambrisentan and bosentan; nitric oxide pathway, riociguat, tadalafil and sildenafil; and Prostanoids (iloprost, epoprostenol, and treprostinil) that can be oral, inhaled, or intravenous or subcutaneous infusion. These treatments widen lung blood vessels and ease the symptoms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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