"The heart and lungs are intricately related. Whenever the heart is affected by disease, the lungs will follow, and vice versa. Pulmonary heart disease is by definition a condition when the lungs causes the heart to fail."
American Medical Network
Pulmonary hypertension can develop from diseases that affect millions of people including sleep apnea, scleroderma, sickle cell disease, HIV, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), schistosomiasis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), liver disease and lupus.
On May 5th, join us in raising awareness about this fatal disease affecting over 25 million people worldwide.
PH by the NumbersSymptoms of PH are often mistaken for those of less serious conditions, such as asthma.
Many patients spend 2-3 years seeking an accurate diagnosis.
Delay in diagnosis can be fatal; without treatment, the average life expectancy with PH is 2.8 years.
Many patients will see 3 or more different physicians over a 3 year period before they are properly diagnosed with PH.
To learn more about how to raise awareness, please visit: www.worldphday.org.
Pre-clinical ResearchSee how emka TECHNOLOGIES and SCIREQ provide a wide range of solutions for preclinical pulmonary and cardiovascular research. www.sallyosborne.com/StudentPresentations/PulmonaryHypertension.pdf