What Is Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, or PAH?
PAH is a disease of high blood pressure in the lungs that is more common in people with scleroderma.1,3See how PAH can affect
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Benefits of Screening
Testing every year can reveal signs of PAH that you may not be able to feel.4Learn more about
How Do I Get Screened for PAH?
Blood work, pulmonary function tests, or an ultrasound of your heart can show signs that indicate the need for diagnostic testing.4Read about how these
Talking to Your Doctor About Screening
Ask your doctor about annual screening and the importance of early diagnosis.Download Doctor
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