While the diagnostic evaluation for pulmonary hypertension can be complex, numerous proven therapies are now available. The same multidisciplinary approach to evaluation for lung transplant is applied to patients with this diagnosis.
Multiple medication regimes are available and are individualized based on the extent of the disease. Oral therapy includes FDA-approved and new medications under clinical study. Continuous infusion therapy can be intravenous or subcutaneous.
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is a complex surgical procedure to remove pulmonary emboli that obstruct blood flow in the lungs. It can restore normal pulmonary artery pressure and offer good long-term results. Lung Center physicians can evaluate patients’ suitability for this procedure.
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