What is PH?
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION, or PH, is a disease affecting the arteries of the lungs. It can strike anyone regardless of age, sex, social or ethnic background. People affected with this disease suffer from continuous high blood pressure in the lungs which results in an enlargement of the heart, and can lead to heart failure.
It is estimated that between 2,000 and 5,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, but as many as 10,000 may be affected by the condition.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with, or is being evaluated for, pulmonary hypertension, there is a lot you will want to know about the disease.