Advances in PH Journal
Women and PH: Unique Aspects, Fall 2011 (Vol 10, No 3)
- Editor's Memo
The Uneasy Conversation
- Guest Editors' Memo
Although pulmonary hypertension is not a uniquely female problem, women living with pulmonary hypertension often have female-specific concerns; such as, whether they should get pregnant; what types of contraception are safe and effective in PH; and whether routine health-maintenance care and exams are necessary.
- Preventive Health Care for Women with Pulmonary Hypertension
Women with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) are often of childbearing age and outnumber males with IPAH by a 4:1 ratio.
- Clinical Trials Update
The Gender/Estrogen Paradox and the Right Ventricle in Pulmonary Vascular Disease
- Gender, Sex Hormones, and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease characterized by pulmonary vascular remodeling of the distal pulmonary vasculature, ultimately leading to destruction and loss of the smallest pulmonary arteries.
- Contraceptive Options for the Patient with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
The World Health Organization describes contraception as desirable for many reasons. It allows families to make informed choices about their reproductive years.
- PAH and Pregnancy: Physiologic Changes, Challenges, and Outcomes
For most expectant mothers, pregnancy is a happy time. It is a time of scheduled obstetrical appointments, prenatal vitamins, prenatal classes, and baby showers, with the greatest concern being shopping for the anticipated family addition. No one “expects” complications or a new diagnosis during their pregnancy.
- PH Roundtable
The Challenges of PAH in Pregnancy
- Ask the Expert
PAH Therapies in Men: Often Wondered, Seldom Asked
- News to Use