Those with Achondroplasia are at a Higher Risk of Hight Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

We’re halfway through February! Which means, we’re halfway through Rare Disease Month! In honor of Valentine’s Day, this post focuses on heart health. Did You Know that February is also American Heart Month?

Due to their stature, those with achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias are at a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

When having their blood pressure taken, it’s important that someone with achondroplasia (or any other form of skeletal dysplasia) has their blood pressure taken with a narrow cuff for a more precise reading.

For more information on heart disease and its relationship with achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias, check out these two research articles:

Established in 2018, The Chandler Project provides advocacy, awareness, research and support to those affected by achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, and other skeletal dysplasias. TCP hosts the only event in North Amercia that brings together members of the skeletal dysplasia community physicians, researchers, biotech industries and more together at the annual Achondroplasia + Skeletal Dysplasia Research Conference.

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