Marybeth Alteneder: A Reminder to Remain Hopeful

“I want to take this opportunity to give hope to those people newly diagnosed.”

“When I was first diagnosed and read about PH [pulmonary hypertension] online, I was very scared. My doctor sent me to Stanford where I was prescribed the treatment of sildenafil and simvastatin, and I’ve continued with that for the last 10 years. My PAH [pulmonary arterial hypertension] has not progressed in all that time and I only have symptoms when walking up inclines. So, I want to take this opportunity to give hope to those people newly diagnosed. My doctor discovered my PAH early on because he is a wonderful cardiologist, and my treatment has been very effective. It’s important for PH patients to know that we can do very well with treatment. Thank you for letting me share.”

2019-02-13T19:38:45+00:00 February 13th, 2019|