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Pulmonary hypertension

Chest & Lung
October 27, 2017

What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Pulmonary Hypertension is a form of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart. Pulmonary Hypertension begins when tiny arteries in your lungs, called pulmonary arterioles, and capillaries become narrowed, blocked or destroyed. This makes it harder for blood to flow through your lungs, and increases pressure in your lung’s arteries. As the pressure builds, your heart's lower right chamber has to work harder to pump blood through your lungs, and over time this causes the heart muscle to weaken and eventually fail. Pulmonary Hypertension is a serious illness that becomes…
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Chest & Lung
June 9, 2015

Farewell Jenna Lowe, you will be missed

It always brings us great sadness to mention the passing of a courageous and outstanding person. After months of recovering from a double lung transplant, Jenna Lowe, 20, passed away yesterday. (more…)
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News
March 5, 2014

A quick update on our Jenna Lowe story

Hi guys! Here’s a little follow-up on the Jenna Lowe story we brought you in January. Jenna suffers from stage 4 pulmonary hypertension, and at the time we aired her story, she was waiting to start treatment on a vital new drug, Flolan. (more…)
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