Fast Fact #367: Palliative Care Issues in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Thanks to the authors, Mahesh Chandrasekhar MD, Anirudh Rao MD, George Ruiz MD, and Hunter Groninger MD for this new addition to the Fast Fact Library.
We have a new Fast Fact to share on pulmonary arterial hypertension or PAH. Although there have been great advances in treatment for PAH which has helped many patients with PAH live much longer lives, PAH patients still live with a lot of comorbid symptoms and care challenges. Because the disease-modifying treatments for PAH are often complicated to administer and expensive, the decision-making when PAH patients are nearing the end-of-life can become quite challenging. This Fast Fact offers an overview of PAH as well as clinically practical care strategies for navigating the end-of-life challenges for PAH patients.