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
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.
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,
YouTube Sensation, Vocalist-Guitarist Chloe Temtchine Observes Her Disease’s Awareness Month With PHA Gift
Nov. 9, 2017 – Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) celebrity champion and YouTube sensation Chloe Temtchine is demonstrating that she has the right heart to give this November as she observes Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month. In support of awareness month and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s newly-launched year-long The Right Heart™ awareness campaign, Temtchine is
By Jesus Cornejo Last weekend it was the Homecoming Dance in my High School. My date dumped me, but nothing would ruin the occasion. I wore a suit, a nice shirt, and bowtie. At the party, not having a date didn’t stop me from dancing. As the music started, I embraced my oxygen