PAH for primary care

An introduction to the disease for primary care providers, common pitfalls in diagnosis and general measures for GPs to consider if they suspect PAH.

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SURVEY OF PATIENTS WITH PH

The results of the UK's largest study on the patient experience of PH reveal the true impact of the disease and the extent of delays in diagnosis.

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SCLERODERMA ANNUAL TESTING

Access online or printed resources to use in consultations with patients to help explain why certain tests are required each year.

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Screening strategies in connective tissue disease

Dr John Pauling, Consultant Rheumatologist, provides recommendations on how to screen patients with connective tissues disease for PAH and reviews three commonly used strategies.

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GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES

These guidelines and recommendations can be used to supplement your understanding of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and clinical management of patients living with the condition.

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PAH in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD)

PAH is a frequent complication of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). A survey by the CHAMPION group has helped improve understanding of the challenges faced by physicians in the management and screening of patients in the UK.

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BSE GUIDELINES 2018

The lead author of the 2018 British Society of Echocardiography guidelines on pulmonary hypertension, Dr Daniel Augustine, summarises the latest advice on the echocardiographic assessment of patients.

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WORLD HEART DAY 2018

Read two articles on PAH that featured in the Guardian newspaper World Heart Day 2018 supplement focusing on why patients need earlier diagnosis and access to the full range of PAH medicines.

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Echo protocol

The echo protocol aims to provide a standard operating procedure for the echocardiographic assessment of PH and guidance on the interpretation of the results.

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World Scleroderma Day 2018

June is scleroderma awareness month, and every year on June 29th, people from countries all over the world come together to raise awareness of this disease.

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Breaking barriers to referral

We spoke to Dr Martin Johnson and Dr Jay Suntharalingam, two doctors involved in the care of patients with PAH, to hear their views on breaking barriers to referral.

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Detection of PAH in SSc

PAH is a well recognised complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc), an autoimmune connective tissue disease that also affects internal organs.

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Specialist PH centres

Learn about how the pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres across the UK provide specialist care for patients affected.

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PHA UK

PHA UK supports those affected by PH, helps raise awareness of the condition, contributes to research and gives patients with PH a voice.

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World PH Day

Every year on the 5th May, patient groups and organisations come together to participate in activities and events for World PH Day.

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This page will be regularly updated with articles and resources to supplement your learning about PAH. This includes opinion articles, written in collaboration with PH specialists, as well as educational pieces and information that may be relevant to your clinical practice.

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