What Treatments Are Available for Pulmonary Hypertension?

What Treatments Are Available for Pulmonary Hypertension?

Leading New York, NY Cardiologist

Dr. Len Horovitz in New York, NY, treats an array of heart abnormities, including pulmonary treatments. Our skilled cardiologist explains that you never avoid treatment for pulmonary hypertension as it is a severe condition. We have treatments available for hypertension. Our doctor must consult with you as soon as possible so he knows what treatment path to follow.

Pulmonary Hypertension and Its Treatment

When your pulmonary arteries show high blood pressure, you could have hypertension requiring pulmonary treatments.

This increased blood pressure fails to transport enough oxygen to your lungs, and you experience shortness of breath that decreases your ability to function normally. In addition, a constant lack of oxygen eventually affects other vital organs. Please call us as soon as the slightest symptoms appear.

This diagnosis is dangerous, but without the proper treatment, this condition becomes exceedingly more hazardous. You soon begin to see a decrease in your quality of life. In addition, those who are at risk for heart or lung disease are at a higher risk for hypertension.

If you go without treatment, the symptoms increase, such as shortness of breath, blueness of skin and lips, chest pain, fatigue, decreased appetite, fast heart rate, swelling in ankles, legs, and stomach, dizziness, and fainting spells.

Treatment for hypertension depends on your class of hypertension, such as Class I to Class IV. Each class becomes increasingly damaging to your body and heart. Therefore, our doctor must consult, diagnose, and treat you correctly. The correct treatment in the early stages of this disease increases your chances of living a higher quality of life. 

Treatment options are wide and varied, and some of the following may not apply to your situation.

  • Blood pressure-lowering medications
  • Diuretics
  • Oxygen
  • Vasodilators
  • Anticoagulants
  • Balloon atrial septostomy
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac medications
  • Pulmonary endarterectomy
  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Severe cases involve lung transplants

Pulmonary Hypertension/Immediate Treatment

Hypertension does not disappear on its own. On the contrary, hypertension will worsen and rob you of your quality of life. Therefore, hypertension requires a consult, possibly heart tests, an exam, and a correct diagnosis by our skilled cardiac doctor.

The array of treatments for hypertension today is highly successful in eliminating and managing hypertension. Noticing any of the symptoms means an immediate call to our office. Tell our office your symptoms and how you feel. Ask for an appointment as soon as possible.

Dr. Len Horovitz in New York, NY, treats hypertension and other heart abnormities. Call his office at (212) 744-3001 for possible pulmonary treatments.

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