Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PH Fact Of The Day

Today's PH fact is:

Can PH run in families? Yes. Approximately 6-10% of cases of primary pulmonary hypertension are familial. If a patient is diagnosed with PPH, all first order relatives (parents, children, siblings) should be screened, usually by echocardiogram.

1 comment:

BLAZER PROPHET said...

Discouraging news. I sure hope my perfect grand daughter (a red head, and means it) doesn't end up with PH. Hard wnough watching my daughter deal with it.