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pandemic, pulmonary hypertension, caregiver impact
- Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is characterized by issues of lung growth and development prenatally and postnatally.1
- COVID-19 causes endothelial dysfunction, hypoxia and vasoconstriction. Children living with PH are especially vulnerable to severe complications from the virus due to these additive affects on a cardiorespiratory system that is already stressed by their underlying disease2
- Parents/Caregivers of children with PH have a great burden to prevent COVID-19 infection.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cook, Ella; Pierce, Megan; Nelson, Samara; Bangerter Seelos, Ashley; Brown, Rebecca; Stickle, Heather; Johansen, Michael; and Nelson, Erik J., "Preventative Practices and Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Caregivers of Children with Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension" (2022). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2022. 50.
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