The Treatment Of Pulmonary Hypertension

2343 WordsApr 16, 201510 Pages
Treatments in Pulmonary Hypertension Brooke Throckmorton Kettering College Abstract This paper discusses some of the different medications used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. There are six different articles being used for each the medications, and other basic information pertaining to pulmonary hypertension. The articles discuss studies performed on the drugs to demonstrate their effectiveness on pulmonary hypertension. The articles exhibit important information about how the therapeutic effects of the drugs have different levels of success in varying patients. A few of the most common medications used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension being discussed in this review are: Vasodilators, High-Dose…show more content…
Therefore, the pressure of the blood in the vessels is higher, causing pulmonary hypertension. If blood cannot filter through the lungs properly, it does not get completely oxygenated. Poorly oxygenated blood can cause many other issues to the body, so it is important to properly treat pulmonary hypertension. Many different medications are used in treatment of pulmonary hypertension including: Vasodilators, Endothelin Receptor Antagonists, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Prostacyclins, Calcium Channel Blockers, Anticoagulants, Diuretics, and Oxygen. Due to the fact that the underlying cause of pulmonary hypertension is unknown, there are many studies on the disease and the drugs used to treat it (Voelkel, Bogaard, Gomez-Arroyo, 2015). This review will discuss the different types of medications used to treat pulmonary hypertension. Some of the medications are found to be more effective than others based on the results of many studies that have been performed on animals and humans. The goal of this review is to successfully compare and contrast these different drugs based off of the studies performed on them. Method For this review, the Kettering College library online database was used to find peer reviewed articles as references. Beginning on February 22, 2015, the search “treatment of pulmonary hypertension” was used to narrow the results for the study. To shorten the results further, the year limit was set from 2005
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