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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a form of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs and in the heart. In PAH, the pulmonary arteries constrict abnormally, which forces your heart to work faster and causes blood pressure within the lungs to rise. PAH can be caused by a variety of medical problems or from taking certain medicines. The cause of some cases of PAH is unknown.

PAH gets worse over time and can be fatal. But the right medications and therapy can help lessen symptoms and improve your quality of life. The specialists at the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley can help you by providing an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options.

How Do You Know If You Have Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?

Pulmonary arterial hypertension can mimic the symptoms of other lung conditions, making it difficult to diagnose. However, if you have symptoms of this disorder, such as shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pressure, you can receive an evaluation from a medical professional.

An array of tests are available to help with the diagnosis of this disease. These tests include blood tests, imaging scans like chest X-rays, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, and right heart catheterization.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatment

PAH cannot be cured. At the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley, our specialists implement a number of treatments to help you manage your PAH and achieve easier and more comfortable breathing.

There are a wide number of medications that can be used to improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to the body. Our team will help you manage the complex process of finding a treatment regimen that works to manage your condition.