Police officer Elizabeth Cullen was diagnosed with PH in 2007 and underwent a pulmonary endarterectomy to save her life. Elizabeth, who lives in Ireland, reflects on her journey to surgery, and the difference it has made.
An operation called a pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) can really improve the quality of life for people with a type of PH called Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH). Many patients undergo this serious surgery without complications – whilst others can have a rockier ride.
Oxygen is vital for life – and oxygen therapy is part of everyday life for many people with pulmonary hypertension. Here Kate Betts takes a closer look at the life-supporting component of air and how some PH patients receive oxygen therapy.
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