About Pulmonary Hypertension

High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (PH) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. Read about other types of PH

In this short video, Dr. Vallerie McLaughlin explains the basics of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). To learn more, explore the links below on PHA's main website.

Upcoming Midwest Chapter Events

Blue Lip Kiss for PH – Visit the Blue Lip Kiss page to view the video and take the challenge!
Friday, June 5, 2015: 2nd Annual Chicago O2 breathe Golf Outing – Mundelein, IL
Saturday, June 20, 2015: Quad Cities O2 breathe Fun Walk – Moline, IL
Saturday, August 8, 2015: Janesville O2 breathe Fun Walk – Janesville, WI
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015: 3rd Annual Steps for Stripes, Greater Milwaukee O2 breathe Quarter Marathon – Brookfield, WI
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015: 2nd Annual Greater Detroit O2 breathe Quarter Marathon – Shelby Township, MI
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015: 3rd Annual O2 Glow Night Walk and Dance Party – Palatine, IL
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015: 2nd Annual Greater Indianapolis O2 breathe Quarter Marathon – Carmel, IN
Sunday, Oct, 11, 2015: 2nd Annual Team O2 breathe Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Chicago, IL
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015: St. Louis O2 breathe Hearts PHor Hope Gala – Maryland Heights, MO
Saturday, November 7, 2015: Trivia PHun Event – Coralville, IA

Recent Midwest Chapter Events

Thursday, May 14, 2015: St. Louis 54th Street Fundraising Night – Florissant, MO
Saturday, May 9, 2015: Annual Take a Breath for PH: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K – DeWitt, MI
Sunday, May 3, 2015: 4th Annual CVS Health Stride for a Cure, O2 breathe Quarter Marathon – Elk Grove Village, IL
Thursday, April 30, 2015: O2 breathe Golf Outing Party Golfsmith – Downers Grove, IL
Sunday, March 29, 2015: Team O2 breathe Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K – Chicago, IL
Friday, March 20, 2015: St. Louis Area Trivia Night – Maryland Heights, MO

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