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What is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension that is responding poorly to medication?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pulmonary hypertensi

There are a variety of causes for pulmonary hypertension.
The treatments for each are not all the same. Even knowing the 'cause' of a case of pulmonary hypertension, the appropriate therapy may not always be effective. Discussing with the treating physician is the best first step. Referral to a Pulmonary hypertension specialty center may be needed.

In brief: Pulmonary hypertensi

There are a variety of causes for pulmonary hypertension.
The treatments for each are not all the same. Even knowing the 'cause' of a case of pulmonary hypertension, the appropriate therapy may not always be effective. Discussing with the treating physician is the best first step. Referral to a Pulmonary hypertension specialty center may be needed.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Anita Prakash
First need to ascertain if your pulmonary hypertension is "primary" or "secondary" and then most effective treatment course, if any. See a pulmonologist for thorough history, and physical exam to get the process started.

In brief: It depends

it really depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension because some advanced cases that is not responding to medication might require a lung or a heart-lung transplant, that doesn't necessarily mean this is the case.
I advise you to stay in touch with a cardiologist.

In brief: It depends

it really depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension because some advanced cases that is not responding to medication might require a lung or a heart-lung transplant, that doesn't necessarily mean this is the case.
I advise you to stay in touch with a cardiologist.
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