The treatment of PH is focused on lowering the pulmonary artery pressure (PAP = blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs), and improving the RV-type of heart failure. PH-physicians prescribe the available medications alone or in combination to help alleviate the symptoms and slow the progression of PH and RV failure. Once a combination of treatments is no longer effective, lung transplantation may be considered.
You can find an overview of available treatments in Canada by visiting this page
PHA Canada is committed to ensuring fair and equitable access to PH medications for all Canadians. To find out more about our work advocating on behalf of the PH community, visit our Advocacy page