Familial/Genetics and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Have you ever heard about familial pulmonary arterial hypertension? For those who live or have personal contact with a rare and complicated disease such as pulmonary hypertension, there are several topics about the condition that can be difficult to understand. In this video, shared by the PHAssociation, learn more about familial pulmonary arterial hypertension as a panel of experts from PHA’s 2012 International PH Conference, discuss the genetic basis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, and how this knowledge affects patients and their families. Please note the video was shared in 2013, and the conference where it was filmed took place in 2012. There may be some issues discussed that might be outdated but the content shares general information that’s important to know and understand in order to deal with PH better.

The panel features C. Gregory Elliott, MD, Intermountain Medical Center, Utah; Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Columbia University, New York; James E. Loyd, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, and Lisa Wheeler, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

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