Conference Speaker Spotlight: Michael Snyder, Ph.D.

2018-05-21T19:44:24+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

Since genetics are essential to the discussion about precision medicine, the Scientific Sessions Committee is excited to feature Michal Snyder, Ph.D., during the session block “Omics and Wearable in Pulmonary Hypertension: Are We There Yet?.” Dr. Snyder is a leader in the field of functional genomics and proteomics, and one of the major participants

Conference CME Sessions Highlight – Pathway to Developing Future PH Therapies

2018-05-21T18:25:21+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

PHA’s 2018 Scientific Sessions Committee has planned a curriculum filled with thought-provoking topics for discussion during PHA’s 2018 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions, June 29 and 30 in Orlando, all aligned with the theme, The Path to Precision Medicine in Pulmonary Vascular Disease. In the Pathway to Developing Future PH Therapies: Road Work Ahead

PHA’s Congressional Luncheon and Call-In Day: Two Ways to Get Congress Involved in the PHight

2018-05-15T19:47:28+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

“Oh! My grandfather has hypertension!” Have you ever heard a response like this when trying to explain pulmonary hypertension (PH)? Members of Congress make laws that impact the PH community every day, but, like so many in the community, they are often unfamiliar with the challenges and seriousness of the disease. PHA’s Congressional Luncheon and

Early Intervention: Better Clinical and Economic Outcomes

2018-05-09T18:26:10+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer   Researchers who study WHO Group 1 PH (PAH, pulmonary arterial hypertension) have shown that drugs may delay progression of the disease, reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. More recently, scientists have found that using more than one drug early when a patient is newly diagnosed can produce an even

Diagnosing and Treating Older Patients with PH: A Complex Process

2018-05-09T18:01:42+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer   In 2016, the Population Reference Bureau released a report that projects the number of people age 65 and older will more than double from 46 million currently to over 98 million by 2060. Age can bring many changes in health and physical conditions. According to the National Council on

PH Support Group Raises Awareness for PH at Teaching Hospital Staff Safety and Quality Event

2018-05-03T17:47:29+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

March 13th may have brought a nor’easter to New Hampshire, but that didn’t stop Jane Armstrong and Deb Cantlin RN, MS from promoting awareness of pulmonary hypertension at a Staff Safety and Quality event held at a large teaching hospital.  The Dartmouth-Hitchcock (NH) PH Support Group created a large and very detailed poster which

Study Looks at HIV and Pulmonary Hypertension

2018-05-03T17:28:11+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer   Pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs, has been associated with a number of different conditions including heart disease, liver disease, lupus and scleroderma. Research indicates that people with HIV are also at risk for developing PH, a serious condition that affects the heart and lungs. A 2017

World PH Day, May 5, Reminds Us the PH Community is Global: Q&A With Dr. Jeffrey Sager

2018-05-09T20:24:38+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

In honor of World PH Day, the  Pulmonary Hypertension celebrates the work of individuals and organizations that work globally to advance PH care, research and treatment access. As part of PHA’s new PHour Questions feature in its Pathlight membership quarterly magazine, the June issue will highlight Dr. Jeffrey Sager, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension

World PH Day Toolkit with Resources, Templates and Memes

2018-04-27T15:46:42+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Throughout May, beginning on World PH Day, May 5, 80 global pulmonary hypertension (PH) organizations will participate in a worldwide awareness campaign to advocate for access to PH diagnosis, treatment and care. Organizations will share photos, stories and social media messages linked by an image of two linked hearts, the 2018 World PH Day

PHA’s Pathlight Membership Magazine to Highlight PHCC Clinicians

2018-04-25T20:19:04+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

The upcoming issue of Pathlight, a complementary quarterly magazine for Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) members, introduces a new feature called, PHour Questions. The segment  will introduce clinicians from Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center (PHCCs), including Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry (PHAR)-participating centers. The new feature asks four insightful questions about how these experts are advancing, PH