Vaccination is especially important for patients with pulmonary hypertension
Vaccination is especially important for patients with pulmonary hypertension for several reasons:
Reduced risk of complications: Pulmonary hypertension already makes the lungs less able to work properly, which can lead to complications such as heart failure or respiratory failure. Infection with a respiratory virus, such as the flu or COVID-19, can make these conditions worse. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of infection and, accordingly, the risk of complications.
Reducing the risk of acute exacerbations: Infections of the respiratory tract can lead to exacerbations of pulmonary hypertension, which can be dangerous for the patient’s health. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of these exacerbations.
Protection against infections: Patients with pulmonary hypertension may be more vulnerable to infections due to impaired ventilation of the lungs. Vaccination helps reduce the risk of infections and ease the course of the disease.
Overall, vaccination is an important measure to ensure the safety and protection of patients with pulmonary hypertension from respiratory infections that can worsen their health conditions.