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Volunteer Spotlight: Holly Szmutko: A PH Advocate for Herself and Others

2020-02-27T21:00:25-05:00February 27th, 2020|

Holly Szmutko is a passionate volunteer and advocate on behalf of the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community. She became involved after she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in January 2019 after several misdiagnoses. Then she had to try multiple therapy options before finding a combination that made her feel better instead of worse. She was

Volunteer Spotlight
Lorraine Robbins: Be a Volunteer to Feel Connected to Community

2020-02-27T20:36:12-05:00February 27th, 2020|

I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) a little more than seven years ago. I’ve participated in studies. I have a care team that allows me to ask questions and be a part of my treatment journey. I’ve used SubQ pump therapy and recently transitioned to IV therapy. I participate in the

PHA 2020 Outstanding Member Award Nominations Now Open

2020-02-20T17:29:11-05:00February 20th, 2020|

Nominations are now open for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Outstanding Member Awards. The Outstanding Member Awards honor people who raise awareness and give a voice and face to the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community. The awards recognize their advocacy, fundraising,  promotion of quality patient care, and efforts to advance PH research. The Outstanding Member

New Issue of Advances in PH Focuses on Imaging

2020-02-13T18:17:52-05:00February 13th, 2020|

A new issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension is available at AdvancesinPH.org. The issue, Volume 18, No. 4, “Pulmonary Hypertension: Every Picture Tells a Story,” was edited by Jeffrey D. Edelman, M.D., and Harrison W. Farber, M.D. Drs. Edelman and Farber are members of the Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension Editorial Board. Radiology, echocardiography, cardiology

The Right Heart to Be a Caregiver

2020-02-13T18:16:59-05:00February 13th, 2020|

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Right Heart blog brings you a love story about Georgette and Dean Bridger, who have been married for nearly 27 years. Dean was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1996 and with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in 2016. Along the way, Georgette has been by his side through “this remarkable

PHA 2020 Spring Events Preview

2020-02-13T18:15:58-05:00February 13th, 2020|

This spring, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is bringing together the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community for a common goal: raising funds to help support those affected by PH and ultimately find a cure. PHA will host O2breathe events throughout the country to raise money to fund PHA’s support, education and research initiatives. Register for

A Look Ahead to PHA 2020 and a Look Back at 2018

2020-02-13T18:15:08-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Learn, connect and share our common “Vision for a Cure” at PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. Set for June 12-14 in Anaheim, California, the event is expected to bring together more than 1,400 individuals with pulmonary hypertension (PH), caregivers and health care professionals from all over the world. PHA 2020 is

Baltimore Leader Finds Timely Topics

2020-02-13T18:14:13-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Laura Camponeschi, leader of the Baltimore-Johns Hopkins PH Support Group, tries to ensure lively discussions in her quarterly meetings. The December 2019 meeting featured helpful travel suggestions from Julie Shamberger, R.N. Afterward, one member showed off a roller backpack she adapted to help her easily navigate with her oxygen. Another shared the name of