25 Treatments for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

Overview

Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is now known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The name was changed in 1998 to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) because it was determined to be more descriptive of the condition (Loyd, 2011). PAH[read article]

Tests for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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A pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan is a series of two scans that measure how well air and blood are able to flow through your lungs (ventilation scan), as well ...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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An angiography, sometimes called an arteriography, is a way for doctors to see your arteries. Normally, arteries don't show up on X-rays. In this procedure, yo...  More
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Catheterization of Right Heart
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High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of Lungs
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria ...  More
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From asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are a variety of conditions that can affect the lungs. Wheezing or general shortness of breath ma...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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Atrial septostomy
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A lung transplant is surgery that replaces a diseased or failing lung with a healthy, donor lung. According to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation N...  More
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For many heart transplant recipients, the toughest part of the experience is the stressful waiting period. Join heart surgeon Mehmet Oz and Frank Torre, ex-baseball...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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NIFEDIPINE (nye FED i peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, wh...  More
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WARFARIN (WAR far in) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart.  More
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Self Care for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

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Rest
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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