5 Videos to Safely Start a Home Exercise Routine

Feeling restless while sheltering in place? Consult your doctor about how to safely resume or add exercise into your daily routine. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently released five new videos designed for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to improve their understanding of major types of exercise, such as yoga and cardio, strength and pulmonary training. The PHA Classroom Exercise Series includes worksheets that accompany each video. The worksheets include sample exercise routines and questions for PH-treating physicians. Each video includes sample exercises, many of which can be modified based on the health and stamina of the patient. The

March 26th, 2020|Featured, News, Uncategorized|

Introduction to Exercise

Introduction to Exercise Introduction to Exercise worksheet (pdf) March 20, 2020The Introduction to Exercise video offers information from experts Daniel Lachant, D.O., and Jim White, M.D., Ph.D., on pulmonary hypertension (PH) and how the heart, lungs and muscles can benefit from exercise.

March 20th, 2020|

Christa: Comedians and Exercise Help Keep Attitude Positive

“Luckily, some friends directed me to the PH Association website… That restored my hope!” "Hi. My name is Christa and in May 2010, I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). "On May 19, 2010, I had an appointment to see the doctor. There is a free/by income clinic downtown. I didn’t have insurance, so this worked best for me. This was my first visit to establish a relationship. They did a physical, etc. They were checking my pulse and oxygen saturation. When the nurse came back in to see where my pulse and stuff was,

March 20th, 2019|Archived, Featured, The Right Heart|

Exercise-Induced PH

Ask a PH Specialist Question: What is exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension? Answer: Exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (EiPH) is a condition that is now attracting attention. EiPH is defined as raised pulmonary pressures >30mmHg in the setting of normal pulmonary pressures (<20mmHg) at rest. What happens in EiPH? Normal pulmonary pressures do not rise beyond 30mmHg during exercise. However, in certain instances, there can be a rise in pulmonary pressures beyond 30mmHg during exercise, which occurs due to an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance. Even though this abnormal response is seen during exercise, resting pulmonary pressures are within the normal limits. Those with

February 13th, 2017|

Exercise and PH

EXERCISE AND PH Regular exercise can improve exercise capacity, muscle function and quality of life for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Because the severity of PH and other health-related factors vary from patient to patient, recommendations on exercise differ for each individual. These recommendations may change over time depending on an individual’s symptoms and response to treatment. How to Get Started Your PH specialist can help you create an exercise program that works for you. PHA recommends learning more about exercise at a cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation center when it is available. Always talk with your PH care

February 13th, 2017|

Support Group Leaders Participate in Regional Training

Leaders from Pulmonary Hypertension Association support groups in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana recently participated in a regional training summit. The Sept. 18 event in Louisville, Kentucky, was an opportunity for leaders to meet, share information and support each other. Leaders discussed confidentiality, welcoming and supporting attendees, how to ensure everyone has a chance to share, managing difficult situations, and other key aspects of support group meetings.

October 26th, 2022|Featured, News|