FAQ’s: CTEPH, Blood Clots, Corrective Surgery, PAH Centers

Your Questions Answered Who should be worried about CTEPH? Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) develops when blood clots accumulate in the lungs (pulmonary arteries).  Most patients that develop blood clots in the lungs are able to dissolve these clots with the help of blood thinners.  However, some patients may never be aware that they have had a blood clot … [Read more...]

FAQ’s: PAH Experts, Pregnancy, Mild PAH, Vacationing & PAH

Your Questions Answered We continue to have many readers asking us questions as to where to find PAH experts.  We have written extensively on this issue.  I will summarize below. 1.      Comprehensive Care Centers and Regional Care Centers 2.     Doctors participating in clinical trials for PAH tend to be more expert and have more interest in the disease.  Visit … [Read more...]

FAQ’s: Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension, Symptom Frequency & Care Centers

Your Questions Answered Causes of Pulmonary Hypertension We received a variety of questions about the causes of pulmonary hypertension.  I will provide a short refresher and link to a more detailed discussion. Pulmonary hypertension means elevated pressures within the pulmonary arteries.  There are many different causes of this.  Experts divide the work of pulmonary … [Read more...]