What Is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension is a kind of rare high blood pressure that affects your lungs and the arteries that move your blood between your heart and lungs. When you have pulmonary hypertension, those arteries become narrowed which means your body has to work harder for the blood to travel through your vessels. That extra pressure causes higher blood pressure in your pulmonary arteries which also impacts the right ventricle of your heart.

Pulmonary hypertension is often caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or emphysema, or sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition however Pulmonary Associates of Brandon is equipped to treat patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension to give them improved quality of life.

If you're suffering from pulmonary hypertension, talk to our pulmonary specialists about which treatment option is best for you!