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PHPN Symposium to Feature Lead Author of New PH Guidelines

2023-01-19T09:14:04-05:00January 18th, 2023|

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) health professionals can meet the primary author of recently released PH guidelines at the PH Professional Network Symposium. Dr. Marc Humbert will discuss the new PH guidelines during the Sept. 28-30 PHA event in Arlington, Virginia. The guidelines, developed by a taskforce from the European Society of Cardiology and European Respiratory Society, were published in August 2022.

CEO Update: Seeking New Possibilities in a New Year

2023-01-05T09:24:39-05:00January 4th, 2023|

While the world seems to have moved on from the pandemic, many in the pulmonary hypertension community are trying to catch up. Because PH makes people more vulnerable to serious COVID side effects, the community remains cautious about how to proceed. This year, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association wants to help you transition from pandemic mode to more familiar routines.

Familial PAH Affects 4 Generations

2023-01-12T11:37:32-05:00January 4th, 2023|

Whitney Whited was 10 when her father died of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) complications. Recently, she learned about the BMPR2 gene and sought genetic testing for her 11-year-old daughter. Whitney, 34, who doesn’t have PAH, shared her family’s story in the winter 2022 issue of Pathlight, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s member magazine.

Apply for new PHA Research Grant

2023-01-05T09:21:06-05:00January 4th, 2023|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is accepting applications for a new grant to support junior pulmonary hypertension researchers. Apply now, or spread the word about PHA’s Early Career Mentored Scientist Award. The one-year grant covers up to $65,000 for PH-related research projects that have been favorably reviewed but not funded by the National Institutes of Health. Apply by March 20.

Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution: Become a PHA Support Volunteer

2023-01-05T09:27:39-05:00January 4th, 2023|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association seeks empathetic volunteers eager to support their peers in the pulmonary hypertension community. As the year begins, we have several volunteer shifts for our in-person, phone and online support services. Tiffany Gunville of Minot, North Dakota, encourages others to get involved. “Others were there for me. Now it’s my turn to give back.”

Recall of CADD Infusion Systems Impacts Many PH Patients

2022-12-21T12:31:20-05:00December 21st, 2022|

A manufacturer recall of specific lots of CADD infusion systems recommends against using the affected systems for life-sustaining medication including brand and generic treprostinil (Remodulin) and epoprostenol (Veletri, Flolan).Patients contacted by their specialty pharmacy or PH care team about the issues described below should follow the provided directions immediately.