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Advancements in Pulmonary Hypertension

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Dr. Wayne Franklin is a pediatric cardiologist specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart defects, and especially those adults with pulmonary hypertension. Today he talks to Anna about the advancements made regarding pulmonary hypertension, what the warning signs are and who is at risk as well as what he sees for the future regarding those who develop PH or PAH (pulmonary arterial hypertension). Find out what percentage of adults with congenital heart defects also suffer from some form of pulmonary hypertension and what efforts are being made by the congenital heart defect community regarding determining baseline pulmonary function in those most at risk for developing pulmonary hypertension. What are some of the new drugs that have been created to help those with pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension? Dr. Franklin discusses these topics and much, much more!