This video from Information Television Network is all about Debbie Atkinson from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Debbie was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in 2002 after presenting some of the classic symptoms of the disease–shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness.
Dr. Vallerie McLaughlan from the University of Michigan explains what the disease is, some of its common symptoms and some of the causes of the condition which include connective tissue diseases like scleroderma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, along with other health conditions such as severe liver disease and HIV.
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