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KDMC Breath of Hope Support Group presents: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 101 

Living with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can make performing everyday activities, such as climbing stairs and walking, extremely difficult.

Take control of PAH by joining the KDMC Breath of Hope Support Group as they address the issues associated with this disease – and more – from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at King’s Daughters Office Park, 835 Central Ave., Ashland.

The support group is free and open to anyone with PAH, their families/caregivers and other interested persons. Physician referral is not required, although RSVPs are requested. Please call (606) 408-4414 to reserve your seat. The meeting includes both a formal presentation and an opportunity for those in attendance to share their experiences and help one another.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. Symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain, usually in the front of the chest
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Leg swelling
  • Light-headedness during exercise
  • Shortness of breath during activity
  • Weakness 

 

 

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