Better Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension

November 10, 2016

For cardiologists, treating a patient with hypertension is becoming a more common and less complicated effort. However, a similar condition, called pulmonary hypertension, is not nearly as well understood, managed, or treated.

For cardiologists, treating a patient with hypertension is becoming a more common and less complicated effort. However, a similar condition, called pulmonary hypertension, is not nearly as well understood, managed, or treated.

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD, from UPMC, discussed this condition during a recent interview with MD Magazine. Chan noted that the condition involves the blood vessels in the lung and the treatment is at an "inflection point" of understanding, so that doctors can help treat patients, but not stop progression of the disease.