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‘I Made a Difference for Nevada’ — Advocacy August Kicks Off

2019-08-02T18:43:18+00:00July 31st, 2019|

Nicole Hogan-Williams is one of several advocates who got a head start on the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) Advocacy August campaign by visiting with her elected officials in July. This was Nicole’s first time speaking with congressional offices about the impact of pulmonary hypertension (PH) on her life. She was nervous at first, but

Recent Publication Highlights Potential Use of Cardiac Implant in PAH

2019-08-05T17:12:55+00:00July 31st, 2019|

Results from a recent clinical study demonstrated that a cardiac implant system can safely be used in individuals with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and the device provided useful information to guide health care professionals and their patients to make changes that improved hemodynamics (blood flow). A recently published paper in Chest, a peer-reviewed journal

Expert Panel Discussion on Therapy Transitions among Anticipated Sessions at PHA Symposium

2019-08-01T18:48:13+00:00July 31st, 2019|

The session schedule for this year’s PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium, “Influencing the Practice: The Art and Science of Treating Pulmonary Hypertension,” being held from Sept. 5-7 in Washington, D.C., has an exceptional lineup of more than 50 respected pulmonary hypertension (PH) experts. Among the highlights of this year’s Symposium is an expert panel

PHA Support Group Leader Featured in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

2019-08-01T18:50:05+00:00July 31st, 2019|

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette recently featured a story about Thekla McGinley, who leads the PHA Central Arkansas Support Group. In it, she opens up about living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and what inspired her to start the group. She says, "My disease is progressing, but I'm not stopping. I will never stop. No one needs

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension Article Explores Atrial Septal Defect-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

2019-07-25T16:34:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Summary by Bennett Samuel, M.H.A., B.S.N., R.N. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a type of high blood pressure. PH affects the blood vessels in the lungs and heart. An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart (atria). PH affects 8-10% of all patients with

PH Medical Professionals Will Make Their Voices Heard on Capitol Hill during Advocacy Day

2019-07-30T18:49:21+00:00July 24th, 2019|

On September 5, pulmonary hypertension (PH) medical professionals and other advocates will make their voices heard on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s PH Professional Network (PHPN) Advocacy Day. “Being on Capitol Hill during the PH Professional Network Advocacy Day was one of the most memorable experiences of my professional

Three PH Copay Assistance Funds Open

2019-07-25T18:14:51+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Three copay assistance funds are currently open to help individuals with pulmonary hypertension (PH) pay unreimbursed copays for PH medications. Funding for copays is now available through the PAN Foundation, Patient Advocate Foundation and The Assistance Fund, but these can close at any time when funds have been distributed. PAN Foundation Must be insured

PHA on the Road – San Francisco Connects Local Experts with PH Community

2019-07-25T18:20:49+00:00July 24th, 2019|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) On The Road Education Forum comes to San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 10 at The Westin San Francisco Airport. PHA on the Road is a way to bring awareness about PH directly to the area community through interactive sessions presented by local medical experts that help attendees learn more about