Tag: Pulmonary Hypertension

Recent research on two drugs, one used for an eye disease and the other being tested as a potential cancer treatment, has led to the unintended discovery that they might help in treating pulmonary hypertension (PH, high pressure in the blood vessels leading to the lung). Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A cascading sequence of events in cell function led researchers to the discover
Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure that affects the lungs specifically by affecting the arteries in the lungs and in the right side of the heart, also known as the pulmonary circulatory system. These arteries and vessels become damaged and then form scars or thickening inside the vessel walls, restricting the flow of blood through the heart. This increases pressure and causes the right side of the heart to work harder and less effectiv