Pulmonary Hypertension Laboratory

Providing superior, ultra specialized care for patients with pulmonary hypertension

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 1,500
    Approximate number of known people suffering from pulmonary hypertension in Quebec. Many others may not be referred presently
  • 30%
    Of patients do not survive beyond 4 years following diagnosis, even with current treatments
  • 36
    Mean age of women affected by pulmonary hypertension
  • 75%
    Proportion of patients who, until recently, died within 2 years after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension
  • #1
    Cardiovascular disease is currently the number one cause of morbidity and mortality among Canadians, and the number one admitting diagnosis at the JGH
  • 2
    Average number of years from the onset of symptoms to an accurate diagnosis
  • 2.5
    Idiopathic (cause unknown) and familial pulmonary hypertension are approximately 2.5 times more common in women than in men. Women of childbearing age are also more susceptible
  • 50%
    Proportion of patients who, today, survive 5 years or longer after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $2 million
  • Building of the Pulmonary Hypertension Laboratory
  • Angiography X-ray system
  • Monitoring equipment