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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.
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

Study identifies a link between mortality of newborns on ECMO and red blood cell transfusion volume

Study identifies a link between mortality of newborns on ECMO and red blood cell transfusion volume

Study examines whether viagra-like drug may be effective in treating vascular dementia

Study examines whether viagra-like drug may be effective in treating vascular dementia

Study shows positive outcomes in COVID-19 patients who underwent lung transplants

Study shows positive outcomes in COVID-19 patients who underwent lung transplants

New MRI technology to expand imaging access for patients with implanted medical devices and obesity

New MRI technology to expand imaging access for patients with implanted medical devices and obesity

Erectile dysfunction medication found to intensify abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice

Erectile dysfunction medication found to intensify abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Gene key to excessive cell proliferation could be a potential target for fatal pulmonary hypertension

Gene key to excessive cell proliferation could be a potential target for fatal pulmonary hypertension

Black patients with systemic sclerosis may experience poorer outcomes more often than others

Black patients with systemic sclerosis may experience poorer outcomes more often than others

Researchers employ novel algorithm to identify candidate cancer drugs for pulmonary hypertension

Researchers employ novel algorithm to identify candidate cancer drugs for pulmonary hypertension

May-Thurner anatomy common in patients with CTEPH, new study shows

May-Thurner anatomy common in patients with CTEPH, new study shows

Hydroxyurea therapy can improve or reverse cardiac complications in sickle cell anemia patients

Hydroxyurea therapy can improve or reverse cardiac complications in sickle cell anemia patients