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