Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
In March 2014, at the age of 24, my daughter was diagnosed with severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) which is progressive and fatal. Left undiagnosed and untreated, the average life expectancy is 3 years. PAH is a complex disease; not all patients use or respond to the same medications. The Ontario government is looking to take away the ability of PAH doctors to prescribe individualized treatment. They want a one medication-fits-all approach which will negatively impact patient health.