St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association St. Louis Support Group will be hosting a trivia night on March 28 to raise money for research and to create awareness about pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic and life-changing disease of the heart and lungs that can strike at any age and rapidly leads to heart failure if left untreated.
Trivia Night benefiting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Teams consist of up to 8 players
Beer, soda and popcorn provided. Outside food and snacks welcome.
Friday, March 28. Doors open 6 p.m., Playing begins 7 p.m.
Orlando’s Event Center
2050 Dorsett Village Plaza
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
$25 per person
or call Amanda at 314-831-4520 or Chris at 636-282-4057.
About Pulmonary Hypertension
Simply defined, pulmonary hypertension, or PH, is high blood pressure in the lungs. People with PH experience shortness of breath, dizziness, loss of energy and other common symptoms. Diagnosis of PH often takes years, during which patients are often misdiagnosed one or more times. This is alarming considering half of patients who do not receive treatment survive just 2.8 years. In the end, a majority of patients have reached the advanced stages of the disease by the time they are finally diagnosed. It is estimated that there are approximately 30,000 diagnosed PH patients in the United States, but it is believed that as many as 100,000 people are living with undiagnosed PH.
About the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
PHA, headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., is the country's leading pulmonary hypertension organization. PHA is unique in its approach of connecting the entire PH community of patients, families and medical professionals. Its mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness. PHA provides free access to information on its website about pulmonary hypertension, facilitates over 240 support groups around the nation, and delivers continuing education for medical professionals. To learn more about PHA, visit: http://www.PHAssociation.org