Advisory: Reproductive Health and Pulmonary Hypertension
Pregnancy is considered high risk for people with pulmonary hypertension because their heart and lungs can’t easily adjust to the demands of pregnancy and childbirth.
Advocacy Pays Off Now That Full Senate Will Consider Safe Step Act
Thanks to Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) advocacy efforts, the Safe Step Act moves to the full Senate floor for the first time. “This is a huge step in the legislative process. While there is more work before this bill becomes law, PHA celebrates this milestone achievement,” says PHA President and CEO Matt Granato.
PHA Participates in World Heart Federation Forum
Pulmonary Hypertension Association President and CEO Matt Granato recently participated in the World Heart Federation forum on rare cardiovascular diseases. Matt represented PHA and the pulmonary hypertension community at the event in Geneva, Switzerland, with Lauren Janzen, a patient and advocate from Wisconsin.
San Diego Workshop Provides Opportunities To Connect, Learn and Share
More than over 80 people attended the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s recent education workshop. PHA Connects: PH Community Workshop addressed medication side effects, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and blood abnormalities associated with PH, among other topics. The free, daylong event, formerly known as PHA On the Road, also included support group meetings.
PHA Educates Health Care Providers at ATS Conference
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association participated in the American Thoracic Society Conference this week to educate attendees about PHA resources and benefits for patients and professionals. PHA also met with industry partners and soaked science (including clinical trial results) presented at sessions. Learn more about benefits for health care professionals.
Discover Tips to Care for Your Child with PH
Join our panel of experts at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 22 as they share their experiences treating and caring for children with PH. Panelists include health care professionals Rachel Sullivan, M.D., and Melissa Magness, M.S.N., APRN, CNP-AC, and parents Jayna Wall and Jeff Harpp. Discover practical advice related to school, activities, health care and more.
Texas Third Graders Rally for Classmate With PH
Hughes Elementary School showed its true colors for World PH Day when students and staff dressed in purple to support third-grader Isla Grey, who has PH. Isla’s class also raised $660 in quarters in April for pulmonary hypertension research. Isla’s mom Jennifer Morrow shares their story in the Right Heart Blog.
United to Cure PH: World PH Day 2023
The pulmonary hypertension community observed World PH Day by sharing social media posts about symptoms, related conditions and facts about PH. Additionally, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association observed World PH Day with two in-person events May 6 and will continue its global awareness efforts throughout May.
Pandemic Didn’t Impede PAH Patients Enrolled in PHA Registry
A new-peer reviewed research paper showed that people with pulmonary arterial hypertension enrolled in the PHA Registry didn’t experience medication delays, increased emergency room visits or more hospital stays. The paper, which appeared in the April 18 issue of the Pulmonary Circulation Journal, is the 15th published paper based on PHA Registry data.
What You Need to Know About Medicaid Changes
Learn how to maintain insurance coverage now that the COVID-19 public health emergency is over. Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 31, for a free webinar on Medicaid disenrollment. Jaeger Spratt, PHA’s advocacy and treatment access manager, will explain how states are removing beneficiaries from Medicaid plans and how you can navigate the system.
Support Group Forms Book Club
The New York City-Manhattan Support Group recently launched a book club to provide new opportunities for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to engage online. Leader Alicia Kubes started the support group in 2018 and has been expanding its focus since the pandemic began. The online group aims to discuss books through the lens of living with PH; patients throughout the U.S. are welcome to attend the June 9 meeting.
PHA Updates its COVID-19 Policy
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently updated its COVID-19 policy to reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The policy focuses on individual responsibility at PHA events to use proven methods to reduce and prevent transmission.
Detroit Walk Raises Almost $7K for PHA
The Detroit pulmonary hypertension (PH) community raised $6,795 for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association O2breathe walk on May 6. The event featured Tammera Tubolino, who recounted her sister Kristy’s CTEPH journey. The event also featured longtime support group leader Carla Kinsey.
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