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When Should I feel Better After Starting PAH Treatment?

This is a very important question.   Patients with PAH are often very frustrated by feeling poorly, often for one to two years prior to formal diagnosis with PAH.  Once the secure diagnosis is made and treatment is started there is a sense of urgency for both patients and doctors to see tangible evidence of improvement.  […]

Oxygen Saturation and Breathlessness in PAH

I can’t breathe! I feel short of breath all of the time. We hear these statements every day at PAH specialty centers. We take vital signs of blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and oxygen saturation and patients are always surprised if their oxygen saturations are within normal limits.  Read below to learn more. What […]

Increased Interest in PAH: What it Means for Patients

As more and more treatments become available for PAH and more patients are diagnosed and living with this chronic and progressive disease, there seems to be more and more news of biopharmaceutical companies jumping on board to develop and eventually sell treatments for PH.  It seems nearly every day there is a headline stating companies […]

What if I’m Not Getting Better?

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease affecting the blood vessels of the lungs (pulmonary arteries to be specific). Without treatment, the right ventricle of the heart starts to struggle with pumping blood through the lungs. This leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, fainting and other symptoms. We are fortunate to have many medications […]