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Colleen Brunetti: Reflections on the Power of Telling Your Story

2018-11-29T21:50:21+00:00 November 29th, 2018|

My name is Colleen Brunetti, and I am your Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Board of Trustees chair-elect. I’m the first patient to serve in this volunteer position in many years, and the enormity of that honor does not escape me. Truly, at PHA, we stand on the shoulders of great leaders who have come

CTEPH Awareness Day Campaign Increases Overall PH Recognition

2018-11-16T23:14:53+00:00 November 16th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recognized Wednesday, Nov. 14, as CTEPH Awareness Day and responses show an eagerness to learn about chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Social media graphics and messages were shared widely, creating an aura of enthusiasm around the day. PHA fed the excitement by providing a myriad of ways to engage and

Common Antacids: Beneficial for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension?

2018-11-16T23:15:42+00:00 November 16th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer Certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as Pepcid®, Tagamet® and Zantac® are used to treat ulcers and excess stomach acid. These drugs, technically known as histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonists, suppress stomach acid, which can be caused by certain foods, caffeine, allergens, insulin and other substances. A recent analysis shows these common

Pulmonary Hypertension Community Raises Crucial Funds in 2018 to Support PHA’s Mission

2018-11-16T23:13:36+00:00 November 16th, 2018|

More than 12,500 volunteers throughout the country helped organize 49 events to raise funds that support the mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Nearly half of these events were part of PHA’s national O2 breatheTM program, our signature fundraising events. The O2 breatheTM program is supported through the generosity of our national sponsors:

My Journey with CTEPH

2018-11-14T16:59:27+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

“Throughout my journey I have found that there is not enough awareness about PH and CTEPH. So, I have made it a personal mission to help raise awareness so that through early detection and intervention, lives can be saved.” – Angela Michelle By: Angela Michelle “My name is Angela Michelle and I’m from

Early diagnosis is vital for proper treatment of life-threatening pulmonary disease

2018-11-14T17:06:48+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

Pulmonary Hypertension Association establishes November 14 as CTEPH Awareness Day Silver Spring, MD (November 14, 2018) – In order to help raise awareness and improve diagnosis of a rare form of pulmonary hypertension (PH), the Pulmonary Hypertension Association has established November 14 as Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Awareness Day. Symptoms—including shortness of breath, fatigue