4 Next Steps for the Newly Diagnosed

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension you are probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next.  Read our list of four steps to take after your diagnosis.


Take home and read pamphlets and other literature from the hospital or doctor’s office. Research on the internet and watch videos and webinars about PH. Simply put, learn as much about pulmonary hypertension as you possibly can.

Discover seven interesting facts about pulmonary hypertension here.


Finding the best doctors for your condition is paramount. Make sure you take all your personal information with you to your first appointment, including your full medical history.  Check out the Pulmonary Hypertension Association‘s “Find a Doctor” directory.

Read seven tips for planning your first PH appointment here.


Create a file or folder to store all your information about PH.  Keep relevant medical notes and records there, along with appointments and test results. Being organized will help you save time later and ensure that you’re always up to date.

Read about seven medications for pulmonary hypertension here. 



Emotional support from friends and family will be crucial. But in addition, you may want to seek out the support of other PH patients.  Your local hospital may have a support group.  If not, you can join online forums and discussion boards where you can chat with other people going through the same thing.

Read our regular PH columnist Selena Lawrence’s views on how best to support a friend with pulmonary hypertension.

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