With great sadness, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the death of Rino Aldrighetti, who led PHA for nearly two decades. Rino, who died May 30, was the first PHA employee, hired in 1999 as part-time executive director. He soon became full-time and later was promoted to president and CEO. He retired in 2016 after PHA’s International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions.
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.