Although there is no cure for pulmonary hypertension, treatment options are available to slow the progress of the disease. When pulmonary hypertension is caused by another condition, treatment is given for the underlying cause. Many medications exist to treat this disease, such as vasodilators, GSC stimulators, blood vessel widening medicine, calcium channel blockers, blood thinners, and water pills.
If medications are not enough to control your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgeries to treat pulmonary hypertension include atrial septostomy, which is a form of open heart surgery that creates an opening between the atria to relieve pressure on the right side of the heart, or a heart or heart-lung transplant.