Diagnosing and Monitoring Children with Suspected PH

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Unfortunately, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a heart and lung condition that can affect anyone, of any age, sex or race. Adults are mainly the targets for this disease but children are also affected by it. Sadly, there are not many treatment options available to treat PH in children.

Read more about Opsumit as a treatment option for children with PAH.

It’s important to be aware of new diagnostic methods concerning children, but also how you can monitor the disease in kids and teenagers. In this video, shared by Heart, listen to Dr. Astrid Lammers discuss diagnostics, monitoring and outpatient care for children with suspected pulmonary hypertension/pediatric pulmonary hypertensive vascular disease.

Watch the video to learn more about this subject and get access to the full paper.

Don’t know how to explain PH to your child? Here’s a way to do it with the help of comic books.

Pulmonary Hypertension News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.
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