The Importance of Managing Heart Health With Interstitial Lung Disease

The Importance of Managing Heart Health With Interstitial Lung Disease

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The Importance of Managing Heart Health With Interstitial Lung Disease

I never understood the relationship between the heart and lungs before I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2016. As if learning my lungs would fail from this condition wasn’t hard enough to accept, I was also assigned a cardiologist to monitor my heart health, which is often affected by interstitial lung disease (ILD). As National Jewish Health notes on its website, the heart and lungs work closely together to ensure the body…

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