Pulmonary Fibrosis Increases Heart Disease Risk, Real-world Data Suggests
As a young adult living with a chronic lung disease, Charlene Marshall has met several other patients navigating life with both an interstitial lung disease (like IPF) or heart-related issues. About two-and-a-half years into her own IPF diagnosis, Charlene was noted to experience cardiac issues as well, leading to a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). As a result, the results of this study conducted by the University of Keele in the United Kingdom, stating a relationship between interstitial lung diseases and heart-issues did not come as a surprise to Charlene.
If you’re living with a diagnosis of IPF/PF, are you monitored for your cardiovascular risk as well? Have your physicians spoken to you about this risk?
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