PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) is a rare (less than 200,000 US lives), progressive disorder characterized by high blood pressure (hypertension) in the arteries of the lungs (pulmonary artery) for no apparent reason. The pulmonary arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from the right side of the heart through the lungs. Symptoms of PAH include shortness of breath (dyspnea) especially during exercise, chest pain, and fainting episodes. The exact cause of PAH is unknown and although treatable, there is no known cure for the disease. PAH usually affects women between the ages of 30-60 (NORD or National Organization of Rare Diseases, 2017,. PAH: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension)
Paragon Healthcare Specialty – Advancements in Medication regimen and options in the last 20 years has made the quality of life better for those living with PAH. Patients once limited to a 24/7/365 continuous, non-stop infusions of a very potent vasodilator (prostacyclin) now, have options that provide greater freedom and mobility. Our goal is to work in cooperation with expert Pulmonologist across the U.S. to provide the best quality of care. Gaining access to all available forms of treatment: SQ, infused, inhaled or oral is primary in giving our patients the best path forward in combating this debilitating disease.