Beta Blockers May Help Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
The drugs are typically used to treat standard high blood pressure, but evidence suggests a role for beta blockers to treat this serious lung problem.
PAH is a debilitating disease caused by high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. It often leads to right-sided heart failure. This condition is characterized by a weakening of the right ventricle (lower chamber on the heartís right side), which pumps blood to the lungs to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen.