PHANews.org, a publication of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), is the trusted source of up-to-date news, community events listings and lifesaving information about pulmonary hypertension for patients, families and caregivers, healthcare professionals and supporters.

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month Outreach Makes a Big Impact

2018-11-09T22:51:13+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Last week the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) launched its annual awareness campaign, Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, to increase knowledge of pulmonary hypertension (PH) among the general public, people at risk for PH and those who unknowingly live with it, health care providers, the media and elected officials. PHA and its members and followers are

PAH Study: Is Morbidity Related to Mortality?

2018-11-09T22:34:24+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer People with a serious illness such as pulmonary hypertension (PH) must form a partnership with their health care providers to effectively manage the disease in a way that enhances quality of life. Two recent clinical trials related to World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 PH (pulmonary arterial hypertension, or

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Through Dec. 15

2018-11-09T22:35:10+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Now is the time to renew health insurance coverage purchased through a state or federal health insurance marketplace, also known as an insurance exchange. Marketplace open enrollment has begun and continues through Dec. 15. The federal government website -  www.Healthcare.gov - has tools to sign up for new coverage, change plans or renew coverage for

CEO Update: Join PHA in Raising Awareness of PH in November

2018-11-02T20:34:58+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|

In fulfilling our mission at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) to extend and improve the lives of those affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH), awareness is key. Although most of us did not know much, if anything, about PH until we were affected personally as a patient, family member or friend, we know now that

PHA on the Road – Milwaukee Welcomes PH Community Members

2018-11-02T20:38:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) hosted a PHA on the Road: PH Patients and Families Education Forum Saturday, Oct. 27, in Milwaukee. Individuals with pulmonary hypertension (PH), PHA support group leaders, caregivers, families and friends joined health care professionals who treat PH to network and learn at this popular free program of the PHA Medical

PHA stresses need for increased awareness of life-threatening disease

2018-11-01T20:48:09+00:00 November 1st, 2018|

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month Silver Spring, MD (Nov. 1, 2018) – Each November, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) focuses on the critical need to increase awareness – within the medical community and the public – of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a progressive lung disease that can cause right heart failure and death. Pulmonary Hypertension

Monthly Donor Makes PH His Commitment for Nearly 14 Years

2018-10-26T20:45:03+00:00 October 26th, 2018|

When Gary Stacy was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH), he knew he had to give back somehow. Gary joined the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) Sustainers Circle, PHA’s monthly giving society, in March 2005. He is PHA’s longest donating Sustainers Circle member. PHA staff interviewed Gary to find out why he has continued to give

PH with COPD: Is Sildenafil an Effective Treatment Option?

2018-10-26T20:46:19+00:00 October 26th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer All of the 14 targeted therapies for pulmonary hypertension (PH) are approved for use in patients with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 PH (pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH), with one therapy also approved for use in patients with inoperable or recurrent WHO Group 4 PH (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension,