Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare disease relating to the lungs that causes a dangerous increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which are responsible for distributing deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. It is a serious, chronic disease that leads to poor quality of life and possibly death when not properly treated, as the condition can eventually cause right heart failure. A  PH diagnosis is based on when blood pressure in the lungs is greater than 25 mm of mercury (Hg) at, or 30 mm Hg when a person exercises.  Comparitively, normal pulmonary artery pressure runs between 8 and 20 mm Hg at rest.

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Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.
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Patrícia holds her PhD in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. She has studied Applied Biology at Universidade do Minho and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Her work has been focused on molecular genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites.

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