Features February 2015 Issue

New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise

PH is elevated blood pressure in the lungs’ arteries. It also strains the heart’s right side.

New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise

Recent research suggests major advancements in treating a condition that can lead to heart failure and other serious complications.

New studies of pulmonary hypertension (PH) treatments are offering hope to the patients who have the condition and those at high risk for developing it. PH is relatively uncommon, but it can be caused by a range of health problems. These include lung disease, blood clots in the lungs, left-sided heart failure, and conditions you’re born with, such as sickle cell anemia and congenital heart defects.

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