Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Learn About Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
PAH occurs when the very small arteries throughout the lungs narrow in diameter, which increases the resistance to blood flow through the lungs. In many cases the cause is unknown.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Symptoms and Diagnosis
Symptoms of PAH are similar to other lung diseases including asthma, COPD and can also mimic heart failure. Because of this, diagnosis requires numerous tests to determine the type and severity.
Treating and Managing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
While there is no cure for PAH, treatment options exist. Here is what to expect after diagnosis, how to best manage the disease and where to find support.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Being diagnosed with PAH is life changing. That is why making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, may be helpful when talking to your doctor.