5th May 2014 – World Pulmonary Hypertension Day
Today is World Pulmonary Hypertension Day, a little-known vascular disease which is also difficult to identify. Untreated pulmonary hypertension can bring to severe heart failure.
Breathlessness is one of pulmonary hypertension’s main symptoms and is also the concept inspiring the international awarness campaign slogan: “Get breathless for PH”. The idea is to organize sport events and activities to drive those who do not suffer from PH “out of breath”, thus experience the condition which fills the daily lives of people with this heart and lung disease.
An active way to raise awareness on a rare disease whose diagnosis in often delayed, reducing the chances for successful treatment.
Find out which PH awareness events are on around the world by clicking on the map.