Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (or PAH) is caused when high blood pressure develops within the pulmonary artery, the main thoroughfare of the lungs.
Much is unknown about this progressive disorder, which leaves newly diagnosed patients afraid and overwhelmed by the condition. Understanding PAH is the first step in living with this treatable disease, which is why we’ve put together eight facts about pulmonary arterial hypertension…
1. Women are at greatest risk of PAH
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension affects both men and women of all ages, and all ethnicity. However, most PAH cases are developed by women between the ages of 20- and 50-years of age.