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Pulmonary Hypertension

Condition

High blood pressure in the lungs causing shortness of breath

What is a Pulmonary Hypertension?

 

Pulmonary Hypertension is a condition of increased blood pressure within the arteries of the lungs. The most frequently identified cause is thromboembolic events to the lung arteries.

 

These are small clots ejected from peripheral veins which occlude the lung vessels. Often however, the cause cannot be identified.

shortness of breath condition

What are the symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension?

  • Shortness of breath

  • Syncope

  • Tiredness

  • Chest pain

  • Swelling of the legs

  • Fast heartbeat

 

The onset of symptoms can be gradual/chronic or acute and sudden.

 

What imaging/ tests are done to diagnose Pulmonary Hypertension?

  • Transthoracic Echocardiography

  • Chest-CT

  • Minimally invasive measurement of the lung pressure

 

What intervention/ treatment can be performed for Pulmonary Hypertension?

In case of thromboembolism, blood thinning medications are a must.

There is also medication available to reduce the lung blood pressure.

New studies have shown that in certain cases, renal artery denervation may decrease the pulmonary hypertension substantially.

 

What intervention/ treatment does CardioCare offer for Pulmonary Hypertension?

We offer all diagnostic investigations and medication treatments.

Further, we do perform renal artery denervation therapy as one of our minimally invasive procedures.

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