A low-salt diet for pulmonary hypertension can be a lifestyle adjustment, but it does not mean the end of tasty food. The first step? Look for hidden sodium in fresh poultry, breads, sauces, soups and condiments.
There’s usually no reason you can’t travel with pulmonary hypertension, if you do some advanced planning. Our expert explains how.
Inherited gene mutations cause pulmonary hypertension in about 20 percent of the cases that have no other cause. Here’s how genetic testing can help families.
If you have sarcoidosis, getting evaluated and starting treatment as soon as possible can lessen the likelihood this inflammatory disease will cause permanent damage. Pulmonologist Daniel A. Culver, DO, explains what you need to know.
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A new drug for treating Group 1 pulmonary hypertension (also called pulmonary arterial hypertension) is being hailed as an improvement over earlier medications because it has been found to cause side effects in fewer patients, and it only needs to be taken once a day. Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion recently received FDA approval for the … Read More