Biomarkers

Biomarkers are natually occuring substances found in the blood. Find out how they can help your doctor determine your risk of developing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).1

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Doctor taking a blood sample from a patient

Looking at:

Several substances in your blood that are ‘markers’ or signs that you could be at risk of developing PAH.1

What to expect:

A doctor or nurse will use a small needle to collect a blood sample from you. They will let you know if you need to do anything to prepare, such as not eating (fasting) etc.

Understanding your results:

Your doctor will look for a number of biomarkers in your blood.

One biomarker your doctor will look for is a protein called N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). This biomarker is linked to heart function and helps to predict PAH.1