Pulmonary Hypertension Association Australia (PHA Australia) launched a webpage in late 2005. It was established by family and friends of Sarah Ann Norton, who lost her life in 2004, 40 hours after giving birth to her son Ethan. It was only after her death that Pulmonary Hypertension was diagnosed.
Pulmonary Hypertension is a disease that has largely fallen through the cracks of the major specialities in both Australia and New Zealand. Although a relatively rare disease, statistics reveal an increase in those presenting with Pulmonary Hypertension including its rarest form, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).
The International CTEPH Association is an organisation of physicians, surgeons and other medically qualified professionals committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of CTEPH, and thus improving the clinical outcome and long-term care for affected patients.
Dr Greg Kier provides a snapshot of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, what it is and highlights the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
"I am delighted to introduce Bek to you all. Bek is one of our valued PHA Australia members from NSW. I have known Bek for quite some time and she has become a close friend via the internet."