Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, debilitating disease in which high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs can lead to right heart failure.

From simple beginnings — four women who met around a kitchen table in Florida in 1991 — the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has evolved into a community of over 16,000 PH patients, caregivers, family members and medical professionals. PHA's mission is to find ways to prevent and cure PH, and to provide hope to the community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness.

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Dr. Gillian StephensPulmonary Hypertension Patients to Hear from Saint Louis Doctor Diagnosed with Their Disease at PHA on the Road

Gillian Stephens was a resident, just starting her career, when she learned that what she thought was asthma was a progressive, life-threatening disease.

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Jessica Armstrong and Latoynia Ransom-HarveyRock ’n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Will Be a First Meet-up and Major Milestone for Two Veterans Fighting the Same Disease

The Rock ’n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will serve as a pivotal first meeting and game changer for two women — both U.S. Army veterans — as they combat the same life-threatening disease.

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Our PH Library CardUnique International Tweet Chat Hosted by PHA Opens New World of Information to Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients from around the world will participate in a first-of-its kind live Twitter event celebrating the launch of Our PH Library.

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Diane RamirezNorth Carolina Woman to Begin 30-Day Walk for a Cure for the Disease She’s Conquering 28 Years After Doctors Gave Her Months to Live

Diane Ramirez, one of the longest-living survivors of a misunderstood and too-often misdiagnosed disease, will embark on a 75-mile, 30-day walk for awareness and a cure.

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New Jersey Boy with PH Receives Pope's Special BlessingNew Jersey Boy with Life-threatening Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Receives Pope's Special Blessing at Philadelphia Mass

After watching Pope Francis kiss their nine-year-old son, Daniel, on the forehead and give him a blessing, Carlos Torres and Martha Gonzalez of North Bergen, New Jersey, are more hopeful than ever in their fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH).

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.