NZPAH Trust and Support Group

Supporting, educating and promoting awareness of PAH

Key Facts No 5


Who gets PAH?

PAH can affect anyone at any age including children.1PAH is more prevalent in younger women.

PAH is often associated with other diseases such as congenital heart disease, chronic liver disease or connective tissue diseases. In most cases PAH has no known cause and in some cases it can be inherited.1








  1. Mclaughin. W et al. ACCF/ASHA2009 expert consensus document on pulmonary hypertension. J Am CollCardol2009 28,53(17):1573-619.