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A 73-year-old male asked:

i hope that this question isn't too general. is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension always the same as the usual treatment for cardiac failure? please elaborate if possible.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
It is too general: The treatment is nearly totally different and too complex to be discussed in this forum. You need to ask your doctor to explain the differences.
Dr. James Thompson
Pediatric Cardiology 27 years experience
No.: Pulmonary hypertension requires specific medicines. Heart failure completely different medicines, though significant pulmonary hypertension can cause right sided heart failure that requires heart failure medications.

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