Consider Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

PH, or high blood pressure in the lungs, is a chronic, life-threatening disease. If you or your patient have symptoms of PH and/or have a disease associated with PH, please consider pulmonary hypertension.

Learn about PH & diagnosis:
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Goal: Reduce time from symptom onset to diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension by right heart catheterization

 

Why Diagnose PH Early


From JAMA Internal Medicine - Published online April 8, 2013: "Patients referred to PH centers for diagnosis and treatment are often referred late (with functional class III or IV disease), receive misdiagnoses, and are inappropriately prescribed medications. A reevaluation of educational efforts is required to improve awareness and the care and outcome of patients diagnosed as having PH."

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News Coverage


The latest on

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Related Issues

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Medical Education


Medical professionals can take courses, watch presentation recordings and read journal articles at PHA Online University to learn more about pulmonary hypertension on topics such as classification, diagnosis and testing, treatment, management of the illness, and associated diseases.

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Watch Campaign Video


Watch and share this video about the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension and why early diagnosis is so important for PH patients.

Sometimes it's PH campaign video
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