The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is pleased to join The National Blood Clot Alliance and other health care organizations around the nation to spread the word about blood clots during Blood Clot Awareness Month (BCAM) in March. This year’s theme is “Together We Can Increase Awareness and Save Lives.”
BCAM’s goal is to bring awareness to a major, often overlooked public health concern. Most people are unaware of the signs, symptoms and causes of blood clots, which lead to 274 fatalities a day on average in the U.S. This recognition month is an opportunity to emphasize essential information about blood clots and educate others about risks and prevention.
When a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs, it’s called a pulmonary embolism (PE). Up to four percent of individuals with PE also have pulmonary hypertension. Blood clots are commonly seen in cases of chrono thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension or CTEPH, causing chest pains, light headedness and trouble breathing.
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