Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
Most cases of pulmonary hypertension are due to another disease. In this case the underlying cause is treated.
For some, no treatable cause is found. In this case, there are several medications that might be of benefit. Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include the following:
- Calcium channel blockers
- Phosphodiesterase inhibitors ( sildenafil )
- Prostacyclin ( epoprostenol , iloprost )-These must be administered by continuous infusion either intravenously, subcutaneously, or by inhalation.
- Endothelin receptor blockers ( bosentan )
This is a drastic treatment. It is only recommended for life-threatening disease.