10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pulmonary Hypertension

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease diagnosed when arteries responsible for carrying blood become thick, stiff and clogged. Normally, the arteries transport blood from the heart to the lungs, but in PH the vessel flow is hampered leading to abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. But how is pulmonary hypertension diagnosed? Learn more about it here. 

PH is a serious and overwhelming disease. It’s commonly misdiagnosed, because its symptoms are similar to other – less serious – lung conditions. So, when you finally get your accurate diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, there are some things you should have in mind and consider asking your doctor so you can address all of your doubts and know everything you need to about your condition.

Here are some of those questions that we’ve put together for you (source: FamilyDoctor.org and MayoClinic.org websites):

1. Do you know what’s causing my pulmonary hypertension? 

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Read about 8 red flag pulmonary hypertension symptoms you should be aware of.

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One comment

  1. John James Dolan says:

    My wife Patricia was diagnosed with PAH (55 mhzs?) within six months of very successfully having five Coronary artery by-pass grafts. Her heart and lungs are now “near normal”.

    What medications like Sildenafil (now on), Riociguat Macitentan might be best please.

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