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Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen in Cologne is a hospital of standard medical care with 318 beds. As an academic teaching hospital of the University of Cologne, the Hospital is actively engaged in research and training. The Hospital annually treats 12,730 inpatients and 16,452 outpatients.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2656
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4283
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2556
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4190
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
6784
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
3610
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
6021
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
9037
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2532
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
3997
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
6511
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2813
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5588
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
7217
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
6480
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
7228
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2654
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4325
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
6734
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2578
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
0.00
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
0.00
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
8867
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2858
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5528
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
7248
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2712
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5578
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
7328
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2684
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
4280
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
6873
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
3560
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
6042
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
9072
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
0.00
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
0.00
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
2856
Pulmonary hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring
5573
Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
7279
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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About the disease

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition whereby a person has high blood pressure in the arteries which connect heart with the lungs. This condition develops when the arteries of the lungs become blocked or narrowed for some reason. As a result, blood is unable to flow freely through them and therefore blood pressure starts to raise. Also, heart needs to work harder now to be able to pump the blood through those narrowed arteries in the lungs. The risk of developing heart failure at some point of this condition increases.

According to WebMD, pulmonary hypertension can develop an an idiopathic condition, meaning that the doctors cannot  identify the exact cause of high blood pressure in this particular patient or pulmonary hypertension can develop as a result other conditions which led to narrowing of lung arteries. In the first case, it has been suggested that some gene mutation led to development of pulmonary hypertension. In other cases, such conditions as blood clots, HIV, congestive heart failure, were the primary conditions which led to blockage of lung arteries. Certain autoimmune conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis affect the lungs as well. Consumption of narcotic drugs, such as cocaine, can adversely damage the lungs as well. Some people are born with heart defects or develop serious lung diseases during their lifetime, which in turn leads to development of pulmonary hypertension. People who smoke a lot are at increased risk of developing pulmonary hypertension as they have other precipitating factors which put them in the risk group.

According to WebMD, this condition develops slowly and some time may pass before a person notices any symptoms. The first manifestation of pulmonary hypertension is usually shortness of breath.

Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling in the extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Loss of consciousness

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will examine the medical history of the patient and will ask the patient if he/she had any symptoms listed above. The doctor will also listen to the lungs to determine if there are any abnormalities.
  • A chest X-ray can show if pulmonary arteries are enlarged or if there is blockage.
  • A CT scan is used for the same purpose, which is to visualise the pulmonary arteries. It can also rule out other condition which can be causing similar symptoms.
  • A blood test is used if there is suspicion that a person has an infection, HIV or some autoimmune condition which can be causing similar symptoms.
  • ECG and echocardiogram are used to examine the heart and also determine if there are any abnormalities.
  • Right heart catheterization is used for definitive diagnosis and it can completely clear the picture if the person does have pulmonary hypertension. The doctor uses catheter to examine the right part of the heart and also monitor the pressure from this part of the heart which pumps the blood to the lungs.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment uses different types of drugs used to normalize the work of heart and also open the blocked lung arteries.
  • If the cause of pulmonary hypertension has been identified, that condition needs to be treated as well.
  • If a person has serious difficulty breathing, he/she can be prescribed oxygen therapy.
  • A lung transplant is used in exceptionally severe cases when the breathing capacity is very low.



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