Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease that involves high blood pressure in lung arteries that leads to heart failure. There are effective therapies for treatment that are often complex including IV, subcutaneous and oral drugs that can help patients breathe easier and manage this disease.

Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Racing pulse
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling in ankles, legs and abdomen
  • Bluish color of lips and skin

Treatments

  • Medication
  • Procedures/surgery
  • Therapy
  • Lifestyle changes

The right treatment for PAH can help reduce symptoms and slow the disease from progressing. As an experienced pulmonary doctor in Chattanooga, Dr. Mike Czarnecki, "The Lung Doc" can aggressively treat most patients suffering with PAH with a variety of specialized medications.

To speak with someone about your care needs, schedule an appointment online or call our office at (423) 710-3864.