AmbulancePulmonary hypertension is a rare disease that requires specialized medical care. Many local hospitals, physicians, nurses and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) may not fully understand your condition. Being educated and prepared will grant you peace of mind to worry less and live more.

Videos and Webinars

When Urgent or Emergent Situations Arise: What Should I Do?
February 18, 2014
Wendy Hill, MSN, RN, NP-C, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

Emergency Preparedness
May 17, 2012
Brian Hanna, MDCM, PhD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Stephen H. Walker, MS, CRNP, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PH Patients Should Always Be Prepared – Considerations for Travel and Emergent Situations
May 14, 2015
Latora Grant Scott, PhD, RN, CHFN, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

Emergency Situations (2014)
June 22, 2014
Conference Recording
Tim Williamson, MD, University of Kansas Hospital
Eric Fenstad, MD, Mayo Clinic
Jocelyn Havener, RN, BSN, University of Kansas Hospital
Jeffrey Kline, MD, Indiana University Health


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