Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension: Official Journal of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

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PHA Releases Guide for Newly Diagnosed Patients

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association recently released “Navigating Pulmonary Hypertension: A Guide for Newly Diagnosed Patients.” The 60-page book is intended for patients and caregivers in the first weeks, months or years after diagnosis. It provides information about treatment, symptoms and quality of life, as well as checklists and more.

Reenergized and Holding on to Hope

In 1966, 8-year-old Laura Hooley underwent surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. The surgery allowed her to play volleyball, ski and enjoy relatively good health. But her CHD eventually led to pulmonary hypertension. For American Heart Month, she shares what gave her new hope.

How Does PH Affect Intimacy and Self Image?

Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 for a special women-only webinar, “PH, Intimacy and Self-Image. Ioana Preston, M.D., will lead the Facebook Live discussion about enhancing intimate relationships, feeling more comfortable in sexual experiences and improving your self-image.

Supporting a Cause That Prolonged Her Life

When Gale Perkins was diagnosed in 1983, she had to look up pulmonary hypertension in a library book. Nearly 10 years after her diagnosis, she discovered the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Today, raises money through the PHA Kansas City O2breathe Walk and is a member of the monthly giving society, Sustainers Circle.

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