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What are the treatments for pulmonary venous hypertension?

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Because this form of pulmonary vascular disease is usually caused by congestive heart failure, these treatments for heart failure usually work:

  • Diuretics, like furosemide (Lasix) and spironolactone (Aldactone)
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, like lisinopril
  • Beta-blockers, like carvedilol (Coreg) and metoprolol (Lopressor)
  • Vasodilators that lower blood pressure, like amlodipine (Norvasc), hydralazine (Apresoline) and isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur)

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 8, 2019

SOURCES:

Mason, R. 4th , Elsevier Saunders, 2005. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicineeditionh

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pulmonary Vascular Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 8, 2019

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