Welcome to Suspect PH
Suspect PH is an online resource for healthcare professionals to learn more information about pulmonary hypertension (PH), specifically pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), how to look for it, and what to do if you suspect it in one of your patients.
PAH is a rare, but serious, progressive condition with high rates of morbidity and mortality.1 When left untreated, prognosis is poor, with median survival as low as 6 months for patients with advanced disease.2
Early diagnosis of PAH is crucial, with intervention at this point likely to delay disease progression and improve patient outcomes.3 However, the reality in Australia is that the average delay from symptom onset to diagnosis of PAH is almost 4 years, including 5 GP and 3 specialist visits.4
How you can help
As a physician who may have patients with PAH, you play a vital role in ensuring patients get diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. The simplest way to achieve these goals is by promptly referring your suspected PAH patients to a PAH expert centre. These centres have the expertise to definitively diagnose and treat PAH, providing optimal management of this complex disease.