Discover why some people with connective tissue disease develop pulmonary hypertension (PH). Check out the latest installment in a six-part Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) video series.
Connective tissue disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects collagen and elastin in the skin, bones and joints. Connective tissue diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
In the series, Stephen Mathai, M.D., M.H.S., gives an overview of connective tissue diseases and discusses the risks of developing PH, diagnostic tests and treatment. Watch the videos:
What is the Risk of Developing PH if you have Connective Tissue Disease?
What is the Relationship Between PH and Connective Tissue Disease?
What Diagnostic Tests are Recommended for Patients with Connective Tissue Disease?
What are the Types of Connective Tissue Disease and the Associated Risks of PH?
What Treatments are Prescribed to Manage PH and Connective Tissue Disease?
What is the Relationship Between Scleroderma and PH?
Find this series and more educational videos on PHA Classroom.
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