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What medicines are most effective against pulminary hypertension?

What medicines are most effective against pulminary hypertension?

Several medications: There are several classes of useful medications that are used in pulmonary hypertension such as vasodilators, endothelin receptor antagonists, sildenafil and tadalafil., high-dose calcium channel blockers, ambrisentan, anticoagulants, diuretics oxygen each of these needs to be used according to the specific situation under medical guidance. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Why can't i take "krill" oil if i'm on warfirin? I have severe primary pulminary hypertension

Why can't i take "krill" oil if i'm on warfirin? I have severe primary pulminary hypertension

Hello, : Hello, combining krill and warfarin can cause too much thining of the blood and lead to serious bleeding problems. Take care. ...Read more

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82 year old man diognosed with COPD and pulminary hypertension. Is there anything that could increase his lifespan from this disease?

82 year old man diognosed with COPD and pulminary hypertension. Is there anything that could increase his lifespan from this disease?

Exercise, meds: You likely have who 3 pulmonary hypertension related to copd. Treating your COPD and participating in pulmonary rehab program is useful. Therapy for pulmonary hypertension is not usually given for type 3 disease although sildenafil has been tried with marginal success. ...Read more

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I had mi 6 weeks ago causing mod-severe lv heart failure and mild-moderate pulminary hypertension. What is the honest pronosis for this i am 57yr man?

I had mi 6 weeks ago causing mod-severe lv heart failure and mild-moderate pulminary hypertension. What is the honest pronosis for this
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Too early: It is too early to tell which is actually good news. With aggressive medical therapy people can recover quite a bit of function after a heart attack, but not always. See your cardiologist and talk about what you can do to maximize your recovery. After 3 months of aggressive medical therapy you will have a better idea of your prognosis and a lot depends on how much function you recover. ...Read more

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What's pulmonary hypertension?

What's pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lung: The pressure in the blood vessels of the lung is increased in pulmonary htn. Causes can include heart disease, disease of the lung and primary disease of the blood vessel of the lung. The symptoms are mainly shortness of breath but can also include chest pain and dizziness. The disease can go unrecognized for some time before its diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

What is pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lungs: High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?

Is pulmonary hypertension hereditable?

Yes: If you have primary pulmonary hypertension there are several classes of drugs to treat it. Tracleer, (bosentan) revatio, letaris are some of the drugs that can be used in the right situation. ...Read more

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What exactly is pulmonary hypertension?

What exactly is pulmonary hypertension?

High BP in the lungs: High blood pressure (BP) in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. ...Read more

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Looking for expert on pulmonary hypertension?

Tertiary care center: Most pulmonary hypertension experts are in tertiary medical/academic medical centers. Ideally you want to find a pah center of excellence in your state or area. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pulmonary hypertension?

What are the effects of pulmonary hypertension?

PH symptoms: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting. ...Read more

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