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The Early Diagnosis Campaign: Sometimes It’s PH

The Early Diagnosis Campaign is PHA’s effort to eliminate diagnostic delays & reduce the average time to accurate PH diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


PHA’s Early Diagnosis Campaign is a focused effort aimed at increasing awareness and driving action across the entire continuum of care; from accurate diagnosis, to proper treatment, to optimization of care and disease management.

Through the development of tools and resources facilitative of accurate diagnosis, including educational resources for health care providers and for patients, we aim to systematically break down common barriers to care for PH patients, to reduce the average time to accurate PH diagnosis, and to improve patient outcomes.


Our Goals

  1. Increase awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension among healthcare providers and their patients. 
  2. Promote right heart catheterization as the gold standard of PH diagnosis.[1]
  3. Improve diagnostic accuracy by promoting screening via ventilation/perfusion scan for all patients with suspected PH.[2]
  4. Decrease the average time between PH symptom onset and diagnosis.


Improving Patient Outcomes and Early Diagnosis Webinar


In this webinar, five of the nation’s leading doctors of pulmonary hypertension (PH) present groundbreaking data from the REVEAL Registry. Panelists discuss the urgent need for early diagnosis and the latest research-driven recommendations for improved patient outcomes.

This PH Awareness Month webinar was created in 2011 through a partnership between the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), in recognition of PH Week at the ATS (November 6-12).


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  1. PHA Scientific Leadership Council. Summary and explanation of common tests for pulmonary hypertension: consensus statement. Silver Spring, MD: Advances; 2008.
  2. Kim NH et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(suppl D):D92-D99.


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