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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a condition involving high blood pressure and structural changes in the walls of the pulmonary arteries, which are the blood vessels that connect the right side of the heart to the lungs. Affecting people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds - but most commonly found in young women of child-bearing years - the disease has historically been chronic and incurable, with a poor survival rate. PAH is often not diagnosed in a timely manner because its early symptoms can be confused with those of many other pulmonary and respiratory conditions. Symptoms include shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, dizziness, fainting, swollen ankles and legs and chest pain (especially during physical activity). With proper diagnosis, there are currently several therapies to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life for PAH patients. The key is to find a PAH specialist and pursue immediate treatment.
Researchers identify micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk

Researchers identify micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk

Scientists report new target to combat coronary artery disease

Scientists report new target to combat coronary artery disease

Study offers a systems biology strategy to facilitate the search for effective COVID-19 drugs

Study offers a systems biology strategy to facilitate the search for effective COVID-19 drugs

Patients with autoimmune diseases at greater risk of complications after heart attack

Patients with autoimmune diseases at greater risk of complications after heart attack

New guidelines recommend earlier detection and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

New guidelines recommend earlier detection and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Carbon monoxide foam in the fight against inflammation

Carbon monoxide foam in the fight against inflammation

Improving dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients in bladder cancer

Improving dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients in bladder cancer

Chewing gum containing plant-based antiviral proteins neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses

Chewing gum containing plant-based antiviral proteins neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses

Does high-dose inhaled nitric oxide improve respiratory function and outcomes among pregnant patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 pneumonia?

Does high-dose inhaled nitric oxide improve respiratory function and outcomes among pregnant patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 pneumonia?

Discussing tools and resources to support the bladder cancer patient community

Discussing tools and resources to support the bladder cancer patient community

Understanding the impact of bladder cancer on daily life before and after diagnosis

Understanding the impact of bladder cancer on daily life before and after diagnosis

Patients with COVID-19 pneumonitis and moderate to severe ARDS treated with sildenafil

Patients with COVID-19 pneumonitis and moderate to severe ARDS treated with sildenafil

Study reveals underlying signaling pathway that results in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Study reveals underlying signaling pathway that results in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Rapid infusion of NaHCO3 bolus after extensive resuscitation leads to higher blood flows to the brain and heart

Rapid infusion of NaHCO3 bolus after extensive resuscitation leads to higher blood flows to the brain and heart

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center doctors save a newborn baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center doctors save a newborn baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Scientific statement from the American Heart Association on COVID-19 and cardiovascular complications in children and adolescents

Scientific statement from the American Heart Association on COVID-19 and cardiovascular complications in children and adolescents

EMA issues qualification opinion for islet autoantibodies as enrichment biomarkers for T1D prevention trials

EMA issues qualification opinion for islet autoantibodies as enrichment biomarkers for T1D prevention trials

Novel transcatheter repair system for tricuspid regurgitation shows promising results at one year

Novel transcatheter repair system for tricuspid regurgitation shows promising results at one year

Study reveals how to identify and avoid risks related to mitochondrial therapeutic interventions

Study reveals how to identify and avoid risks related to mitochondrial therapeutic interventions

People with congenital heart defect hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe illness

People with congenital heart defect hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe illness