Respiratory Procedure Eased Breathing in PAH, CTEPH Patients

Respiratory Procedure Eased Breathing in PAH, CTEPH Patients

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Respiratory Procedure Eased Breathing in PAH, CTEPH Patients

Adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who have trouble breathing at rest or with light activity may benefit from a procedure called respiratory rate modulation, a pilot, single-center study shows. The three-month procedure also led to lower symptom severity and decreased respiratory rate. “This could be of importance as even a modest decrease in symptoms and a small increase in physical capacity might make an important change in the…

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