7 Facts About PAH You Might Find Interesting


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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