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Pulmonary Hypertension is a disease affecting the arteries in the lungs and can strike anyone at any time. As the disease progresses, a person’s heart can become enlarged, leading to potentially fatal consequences.

November is PH Awareness Month, and it is important Canadians learn more about the disease, as early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in delaying progression. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing unexplained shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness, please speak to your doctor about being checked for pulmonary hypertension or visit the PH Association of Canada at www.phacanada.ca.

Get informed about pulmonary hypertension; it could save your life.

  • PH Awareness Video PSAs

    The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada marked November Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month 2016 with the release of two new video PSAs. The 30-second videos aim to raise public awareness of the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and the impacts of this rare, potentially fatal disease. The PSAs feature pulmonary hypertension patients and caregivers from British Columbia, Canada who demonstrate the significant impact PH has on their daily lives. The PSAs also explain the main symptoms of pulmonary hypertension and encourage viewers experiencing such symptoms to speak to their doctor about PH. The PSAs were produced in partnership with filmmaker Tyler Gamsby (Creek Water Media) and have been approved by the Television Bureau of Canada. 

    PSA availability

    The PSAs are available for public broadcast on television and online. Upon request, PHA Canada will release the videos for broadcast in the file format specified by the broadcaster. For inquiries, please contact Laurence Richard, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at lrichard@phacanada.ca

  • PH Awareness Month Audio PSA

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    Pulmonary Hypertension is a disease affecting the arteries in the lungs, and can strike anyone at any time. As the disease progresses, a person’s heart can become enlarged, leading to potentially fatal consequences.

    November is PH Awareness Month, and it is important Canadians learn more about the disease, as early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in delaying progression. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing unexplained shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness, please speak to your doctor about being checked for pulmonary hypertension.

    Get informed about pulmonary hypertension; it could save your life!