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What can my family member do to live a longer life with pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Pulmonary HTN

It truly depends on the cause of pulmonary htn.
If it is idiopathic (no clear cause) they should be referred to a pulmonologist (or cardiologist) that is comfortable treating it. The treatments are somewhat new and not all specialists are comfortable treating it.

In brief: Pulmonary HTN

It truly depends on the cause of pulmonary htn.
If it is idiopathic (no clear cause) they should be referred to a pulmonologist (or cardiologist) that is comfortable treating it. The treatments are somewhat new and not all specialists are comfortable treating it.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Living with PH

Pulmonary hypertension (ph) has a variety of causes and the life expectancy may depend on the cause.
Your relative should speak to their physician regarding specific therapies for ph. General recommendations may include ph medications, diuretics, salt and fluid restriction, and oxygen if the blood oxygen levels are low. Bottom line, encourage your family member to work with their doctor.

In brief: Living with PH

Pulmonary hypertension (ph) has a variety of causes and the life expectancy may depend on the cause.
Your relative should speak to their physician regarding specific therapies for ph. General recommendations may include ph medications, diuretics, salt and fluid restriction, and oxygen if the blood oxygen levels are low. Bottom line, encourage your family member to work with their doctor.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: PH Center

Your relative should be treated in a ph center. This field is changing very rapidly and there are new medications that your relative can be treated with.

In brief: PH Center

Your relative should be treated in a ph center. This field is changing very rapidly and there are new medications that your relative can be treated with.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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