PH. It’s personal

PH It's personal logoIn this section, you can find a variety of educational materials, to help you learn more about

  • pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH),
  • chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH),
  • the World Health Organization (WHO) functional class system, and
  • the different PAH treatment options that are available.

Kindly note that these materials have been developed in collaboration with Bayer Pharma AG, 13353 Berlin. Please access them by clicking on the links below.

PAH

This short video explains the causes of PAH, describes the WHO functional class system that is used to help to determine treatment strategies, and outlines the support that patient organizations can provide. (G.GM.RIO.06.2014.0152)

CTEPH

This short video explains the causes of CTEPH, describes the WHO functional class system that is used to help to determine treatment strategies, and outlines the support that patient organizations can provide. (G.GM.RIO.07.2014.0172)

Specific information about CTEPH and pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) surgery can be found in the following materials:

Further information on Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension can be found on www.cteph.co.

Functional class

This poster and leaflet provide a description of the WHO functional class system, how this is assigned, as well as some questions to help patients keep track of their symptoms.

PAH treatments

This poster describes the four different types of treatment available for PAH and how they work.

Functional class and treatment options

This brochure provides a description of the WHO functional class system and describes the different types of treatment available for PAH and how they work.

Information for family and friends

This booklet aims to help family members and friends of PH patients to understand their loved one’s condition and advise on how to best support them and adjust to the impact that PH will have on their lives.

Last updated: December 14, 2015