Consider Pulmonary Hypertension

If You See

  • Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Edema of ankles/feet or legs
  • Chest pain
  • Cyanosis
  • Syncope
  • Clinical signs of right-sided heart failure

Risk Factors

  • Connective tissue disease
    (scleroderma, lupus erythematosus)
  • Liver disease
    (portal hypertension)
  • HIV Infection
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Pulmonary emboli
 
 

Why Consider PH?

  • PH symptoms are similar to those of other common conditions
    (asthma, COPD, anxiety, chronic fatigue, etc.)
  • Currently in Canada, it takes more than 2 years for many patients to get diagnosed with PH.
  • 75% of patients have advanced PH when they are diagnosed.
  • Because PH is progressive, early diagnosis is critical to optimal treatment.

Learn More

About This Site 

This site has been created by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) to serve as resource for medical professionals who may encounter pulmonary hypertension in their practice. The site's content has been reviewed by PHA Canada's Medical Advisory Committee.

PHA Canada is a federally registered charity whose mission is to empower the Canadian pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research. To learn more, visit www.phacanada.ca.

Sometimes It's PH

Additional Resources

Information Sheet for Medical Professionals
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PH Clinical Directory
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Clinical Practice Guidelines
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The Impact of PH on Canadians
Access Resource 

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Comprehensive information on pulmonary hypertension for medical professionals.