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Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment Information
Our physicians are at the forefront of pulmonary hypertension treatment, offering the following services:
- Echocardiogram. Our physicians use echocardiograms to discover areas of high blood pressure around the heart and lungs as well as examine heart function.
- Right heart catheterizations. This minimally invasive procedure gives our physicians a close up look at how well the right side of your heart works, which is most affected by pulmonary hypertension.
- Education. Our physicians help you make lifestyle changes that benefit your condition, including a healthy diet and exercise.
- Medical therapies. Certain medications lower blood pressure and improve the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension.
- Clinical trials. IU Health pulmonologists conduct research and clinical trials that give you access to the latest treatments.
- Referral to specialists. If your pulmonary hypertension is related to other conditions, such as heart disease, our pulmonologists will refer you to other expert specialists in the IU Health system, like cardiologists.
- Oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy may help your body perform better by providing concentrated doses of oxygen.
- Pulmonary rehabilitation. During pulmonary rehabilitation, you will learn breathing exercises and techniques that increase lung function.
- Heart-lung transplant. In severe cases of pulmonary hypertension, a heart-lung transplant may be necessary. IU Health is the only healthcare system in Indiana to perform heart-lung transplants.
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Pulmonary Hypertension Support Services
Many resources are available online so you learn more about pulmonary hypertension, including the following:
A Sampling of Pulmonary Hypertension Support Services
American Lung Association
This website provides in-depth resources as well as information on living with pulmonary hypertension.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
This website features information on all aspects of pulmonary hypertension, from risk factors to diagnosis to clinical trials.
American Heart Association
This site hosts information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.