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

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

Rebekah Calverley Lives an Amazing, Beautiful, Fearless Life with Pulmonary Hypertension

2018-04-20T19:57:22+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Rebekah was sick a lot as a toddler with colds and even pneumonia.  That didn’t stop her from being active like any other child as her parents searched for answers for her continued illnesses. When she was two and a half, she was jumping on a trampoline, struggling to

Global Community Joins Hearts to Advocate for People Living with a Commonly Misdiagnosed and Deadly Lung Disease

2018-04-20T16:08:20+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 13, 2018) – Organizations around the world will join forces on May 5 to raise awareness for pulmonary hypertension (PH).  PH is a complex, life-threatening, too-often misdiagnosed progressive illness that affects 25 million adults and children worldwide. On World PH Day, dozens of sister organizations will raise awareness for the need

Ask the Expert: Managing Seasonal Allergies in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

2018-04-20T14:04:36+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

By Nathan Verlinden, Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh Nathan Verlinden received his PharmD from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2013. He then completed a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy practice residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, followed by a PGY-2 specialty residency in cardiology at

Study Finds Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Benefit Patients with COPD and Pulmonary Hypertension

2018-04-11T15:26:35+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 15.7 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The CDC noted in 2014 that this disease was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Previous research has estimated that between

Early Diagnosis and Advanced Care Put Indianapolis Mom with Pulmonary Hypertension on Promising Path

2018-04-10T15:29:35+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Indianapolis, Ind. (April 10, 2018) -- Donna Sparks combats a progressive life-threatening lung disease with courage, conviction and compassion -- for herself and others who share her fight. Diagnosed three years ago with pulmonary hypertension (PH), Donna is an active participant in myPHA, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s online support community for individuals and