7 Facts About PAH You Might Find Interesting

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Although many factors are thought to contribute to PAH, more than 15 percent of all patients have heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension caused by one of three things:

  • A family history of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • An autosomal dominant genetic condition caused by mutations in the BMPR2 gene or TGFbeta pathway
  • Diet drug use (i.e., Fen Phen, Pondimin, Redux, and methamphetamines)

Find out more about familial or heritable pulmonary hypertension here.

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