PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Last updated: 19 Nov 2021  |  497 Views  | 

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

 

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

 

It is high pressure in the pulmonary veins and right ventricle, caused by small blood clots and blockages, preventing the heart from pumping blood into the lungs. As a result, the heart works harder and eventually fails. Another cause of PH is thromboembolic disease. or thromboembolic disease (TED), moving to occlusion in the blood vessels in the lungs

cause
One reason is IPH or idiopathic high blood pressure may be hereditary or as a result of other, more advanced diseases such as pulmonary thrombosis, emphysema, heart disease, sleep apnea, liver disease, AIDS

symptom
People with mild to moderate severity show no symptoms. But if symptoms occur: shortness of breath, tiredness, dizziness, fainting, swelling of the knees, feet, abdominal pain, there may be palpitations, irregular heartbeats, wheezing, cyanotic mouth and skin, coughing up blood.

diagnosis
ECHO and lung function, CT scan, cardiac catheterization

treatment

quite complicated Use a group of drugs such as warfarin to help dissolve blood clots. Angioplasty, channel blockers, diuretics, and oxygen, if unsuccessful, heart and lung transplants may be required. which treatment PE The goal is to prevent pulmonary embolism. Warfarin is used to prevent clots, or an IVC filter if it cannot dissolve blood clots.


Things to do

Get enough rest or exercise that works for you.

Avoid traveling to high altitudes.

Eat a low-fat, low-sodium diet.

You should reduce stress by doing yoga, meditating, taking a warm bath, listening to music.



don't do

no smoking.

Do not stop taking the medication without your doctor's prescription.

Do not take birth control pills, it can cause clots.

 

 

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