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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PAH) is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. With PAH, the right side of the heart has to work harder than normal.

As the illness gets worse, you will need to do more to take care of yourself. You will also need to make changes in your home and get more help around the house.

Try walking to build up strength:

Ride a stationary bike. Ask your doctor or therapist how long and how hard to ride.

Get stronger even when you are sitting:

Self-care

Stay Away From Infections

You should:

Around the Home

Make it easier for yourself at home.

To save your energy:

Going Home with Oxygen

In the hospital, you received oxygen treatment. You may need to use oxygen at home. DO NOT change how much oxygen is flowing without asking your doctor.

Have a backup supply of oxygen at home or with you when you go out. Keep the phone number of your oxygen supplier with you at all times. Learn how to use oxygen safely at home.

Follow-up

Your hospital health care provider may ask you to make a follow-up visit with:

When to Call the Doctor

Call your doctor if your breathing is:

Also call your doctor if:

References
  • Chin K, Channick RN. Pulmonary hypertension. In: Broaddus VC, Mason RJ, Ernst JD, et al., eds. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 58.
  • McLaughlin VV, Humbert M. Pulmonary hypertension. In: Mann DL, Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow RO, Braunwald E, eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 74.

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