VIDEO: Emily's Inspirational Story

Sep 17, 2015
Diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at the early age of 17, Emily is far from typical. Accredo nurses and pharmacists have enabled Emily to thrive as a 22-year-old college student.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Emily was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at the early age of 17, the same week she had scheduled college visits.

PAH – high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery to the lungs – is a condition that has no cure but can be managed with proper adherence to a prescribed therapy. Specialist pharmacists and nurses from Accredo’s PAH Therapeutic Resource CenterTM provided Emily and her family with the education and support they needed.

When it was time for Emily to go to college, the Accredo team trained the health center staff at her school to ensure they had proper instruction about Emily’s care. Emily graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in biology from the College of Wooster. Today, Emily is a medical student at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Through the care and support provided by her Accredo nurses and pharmacists, Emily, now a second year med student, lives the normal college life, as closely as possible, just like any other 23-year old college student.

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