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How do diuretics treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)?

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Medicines that keep excess fluid out of the body, called diuretics, can make the heart and lungs work better and ease the symptoms of PAH. You usually take these pills once or twice a day. You may need regular blood tests if you take diuretics to prevent dehydration, low blood pressure, chemical imbalances in the blood, and kidney problems.

SOURCES:

Galiè, N.  , 2013. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Medscape: “The Classification of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,” “Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment & Management.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pulmonary Hypertension.”

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: “Conventional Medical Therapies,” “Epoprostenol,” “Treatments.”

Heart : “Atrial septostomy for pulmonary arterial hypertension.”

Pulmonary Circulation : “Lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Galiè, N.  , 2013. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Medscape: “The Classification of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,” “Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment & Management.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pulmonary Hypertension.”

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: “Conventional Medical Therapies,” “Epoprostenol,” “Treatments.”

Heart : “Atrial septostomy for pulmonary arterial hypertension.”

Pulmonary Circulation : “Lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 02, 2019

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