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.

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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 hearts right side), which pumps blood to the lungs to exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen.
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