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Pulmonary HT: Case-based Management Options

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Dr Suvro Banerjee, Kolkata    04 January 2018

  1. In patients with COPD and pulmonary hypertension, treatment of COPD remains the cornerstone of management. There is paucity of proven therapies for pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure secondary to COPD.
  2. Drugs used in treatment of left heart failure have not been shown to be effective in right heart failure. Diuretics are used to reduce fluid congestion.
  3. Long-term oxygen therapy has been shown to improve survival.
  4. PAH-specific therapies are not recommended currently for pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic lung disease. Lung transplantation or heart lung transplantation remains the last resort.

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