Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment Options

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic disease that occurs when pulmonary arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrow and tough, forcing the right side of the heart to work much harder to pump blood back to the lungs. The result ranges from shortness of breath to heart failure.

Read about the five different groups of pulmonary hypertension here.

In this Temple Hospital video, nurse practitioner Debra Gillman, from the Temple Lung Center, talks about disease symptoms and treatment options that include medication, lifestyle changes, surgery, and lung transplants.

Meet Lynn and found out about her pulmonary hypertension and lung transplant story here.

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