Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: What Do You Know?

Written on behalf of the Sanger Heart and Vascular Education Group

A 60-year-old obese male patient with obstructive sleep apnea on continuous positive airway pressure presented to your office with worsening dyspnea and lower extremity edema. An echocardiogram was ordered showing a dilated right heart with pulmonary artery systolic pressure >60 mmHg.

When thinking about pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which of the following statements is true?

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