By Kimberly Mosley It was the summer of my senior year of high school. I remember the doctor coming into the room and diagnosing my mother with pulmonary hypertension (PH). It was something that my family and I had never heard of, however, we knew that based upon my mother’s condition it involved a
Charity Tillemann-Dick, Soprano, Recording Artist and Author, to Join PHA for The Right Heart Facebook Live Event
Charity Tillemann-Dick, an American-born soprano and top-selling classical recording artist, knows pulmonary hypertension (PH) all too well. She received a diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in 2004. Shortly thereafter, she lent her voice to the PH fight, volunteering as a Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) spokesperson to raise awareness of the disease. She also
by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) both affect breathing and heart function. They also sometimes occur at the same time. People with COPD often have a small amount of PH, as the pressure in the lungs may increase to accommodate changes in the lungs caused by COPD.
PHA has learned that the Caring Voice Coalition (CVC) plans to offer charitable assistance for people with PH in 2018. Financial resources are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible recipients. Applications for 2018 funds will open in the fall or winter, but the specific date will not be announced in advance. To receive
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a disease associated with pulmonary embolism (PE), a life-threatening blood clot that usually forms in a vein deep in the legs and travels to the lungs. Have questions about CTEPH? Join PHA and Manreet Kanwar, M.D., for a Facebook Live chat on CTEPH Awareness Day, Nov.21, 6 p.m.
by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer Despite recent advances made in the understanding of pediatric pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) and pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH), clinical care decisions are still limited by the lack of studies in these areas. A group of pediatric pulmonary researchers set out to look at what is currently known about the multiple
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association will begin accepting applications in January 2018 for people living with PH and their caregivers in need of financial support to attend the 2018 PHA International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. Conference scholarships cover several categories: U.S. adults living with PH and a companion/caregiver, U.S. pediatric patients (under 18 years)
Strength of PHA Community Shines at 16th Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Luncheon of Michigan
Members of the PHA community gathered in Ann Arbor for a statewide celebration of the Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month and the strength of the Michigan PH support network this past weekend. Bev Lipmyer, the Ann Arbor support group leader, organized the event with support from her family and fellow area support group leaders including Lynette
By Dora Nagy, Senior Manager of Publications, PHA The Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network (PHPN) Advocacy Day is a biennial event — held in conjunction with the PHPN Symposium — that gives health care professionals and providers a chance to visit Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers and discuss issues of importance affecting the PH
CTEPH Awareness Day Helps PHA Educate Public About Form of Pulmonary Hypertension Linked to Chronic Blood Clots
Nov. 10, 2017 – The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) will observe Nov. 21 as CTEPH Awareness Day by leading a nationwide campaign — as part of PHA’s The Right Heart™ Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month efforts — to educate the public about the form of pulmonary hypertension (PH) caused by chronic blood clots in the lungs.PH,