What is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)?
Fast facts – what you need to know about PAH:
PAH is a rare condition affecting the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs, causing them to narrow or tighten and placing a strain on the heart
The most common symptom is shortness of breath, which may be misdiagnosed as a chronic respiratory disease such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure
PAH affects between 15 and 50 people per million across the world. PAH can affect all ages and is more commonly seen in females
There have been advances in the management and treatment of PAH in recent years and these have led to improved outcomes for patients