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.

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 SF Chapter Events

May 5, 2014: 2nd Annual ‘World PH Day Celebration’ at the South San Francisco Campus of Actelion
May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014: Inaugural ‘Dining for a Cure’ at Straw Restaurant, San Francisco
June 14, 2014: National ‘Race of Our Lives’ Unity Miles Kick-Off Event, Oceanside CA
September 21, 2014: Inaugural South Lake Tahoe Ironman ‘Ride, Swim & Run for PHA’
September TBA, 2014: 2nd Annual ‘Open Water Swim for a Cure’ in the San Francisco Bay
October 25, 2014: 3rd Annual 6 Minute Marathon & Fun Walk, Fresno CA
November 2, 2014: 14th Annual ‘Race Against PH’ at Stanford University
November 1-30, 2014: 2nd Annual ‘PH Awareness Month’ Corporate Internal Auctions

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