Snow Birds and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Temporarily Relocating While Living with PAH.
traveling with pulmonary hypertension

We recently received a great question from a reader inquiring how to handle PAH care if you split time in two locations.  This is not a barrier to getting great patient care.  I have many patients that winter in Phoenix and escape the Valley of the Sun when the temperatures approach triple digits.  We work collaboratively with other centers across the country.  The hallmark of outstanding medical care is communication between doctors and patients.  This allows seamless care.

Important considerations for patients that travel is to make sure that you have an appointment arranged in advance of your arrival so that your new team can help you get settled and ensure that you have uninterrupted access to medications and care.  You will also get advice about which hospitals are most skilled in caring for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension patients.

Lastly, if you are not sure how to connect with a PAH center, the best place to start is a Comprehensive Care Center (a nationally recognized center of excellence).  You can find a list of these centers on the PHA’s website and on our site.