May 4, 2017

New resource to help patients live well with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

To mark World Pulmonary Hypertension Day today (Friday 5 May) Lung Foundation Australia has launched a new resource for patients and their carers, Better Living with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) A Patient Guide.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease caused by narrowing or tightening (constriction) of the pulmonary arteries that connect the right side of the heart to the lungs.

Lung Foundation Australia CEO Heather Allan said the Foundation has developed the Better Living with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension resource to help people with the condition understand more about this disease, its diagnosis and treatment.

“Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is uncommon and its treatment is complex – when faced with this diagnosis, there are many decisions to be made.

Lung Foundation Australia has developed this patient-focused resource to explain PAH, how it is caused, the symptoms, treatment options and practical steps people can take to live better with the condition,” Mrs Allan said.

For more information or to download a copy of Better Living with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension visit www.lungfoundation.com.au/BetterlivingwithPAH  or phone freecall 1800 654 301.

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