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Diastolic Heart Failure vs. PAH

The most common disease confused with pulmonary arterial hypertension is diastolic heart failure (also called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction-HeFPEF).  In my practice about 70% of patients referred to me for PAH actually have diastolic heart failure. Let’s review basic heart function.  The heart has two main actions—squeezing and relaxing.  The squeezing phase is […]

End of Year Insurance Considerations for PAH Patients

The end of the year brings many celebrated happenings. It is a wonderful time of year to celebrate coming together with family and friends.  It also brings a much less celebrated event…open enrollment. Open Enrollment We are currently in the middle of Medicare/Medicaid open enrollment which began October 15th and will end December 7th. Coverage […]

Flu Season is Here for PAH Patients

November is here and so is the respiratory virus season.  For patients with PAH and IPF this means that we have to worry about avoiding friends with respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, sneezing).  Protecting yourself also means getting a flu shot.  This is not a low priority item on your to do list.  Make it […]

Second Opinions in Pulmonary Hypertension Care

We receive many questions about how and when to obtain a second opinion about pulmonary hypertension.  First, as a patient you should never feel insecure or like you are not being loyal or a good patient by seeking a second opinion. This is your health at stake.  Second, your doctor should not make you feel […]