Early diagnosis is vital for proper treatment of life-threatening pulmonary disease

2018-11-14T17:06:48+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

Pulmonary Hypertension Association establishes November 14 as CTEPH Awareness Day Silver Spring, MD (November 14, 2018) – In order to help raise awareness and improve diagnosis of a rare form of pulmonary hypertension (PH), the Pulmonary Hypertension Association has established November 14 as Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Awareness Day. Symptoms—including shortness of breath, fatigue

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

PHA Accreditation Program Assures Access to Specialized Care for Thousands with Often-Misdiagnosed Deadly Lung Disease

2018-10-05T19:45:10+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|

SILVER SPRING, MD (October 3, 2018) – A national accreditation program launched by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) assures that more than 12,000 people with a life-threatening lung disease are getting care from clinicians who specialize in their often-misdiagnosed condition. Pulmonary hypertension (PH), also known as high blood pressure of the lungs, affects adults and

PHA Accreditation Program Assures Access to Specialized Care for Thousands with Often-Misdiagnosed Deadly Lung Disease

2018-10-05T19:46:26+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|

SILVER SPRING, MD (October 3, 2018) – A national accreditation program launched by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) assures that more than 12,000 people with a life-threatening lung disease are getting care from clinicians who specialize in their often-misdiagnosed condition. Pulmonary hypertension (PH), also known as high blood pressure of the lungs, affects adults and

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

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

With the Right Diagnosis, Sharyn Robbins is Back to Bowling with Spare Time to Support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

2018-03-28T17:49:04+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Silver Spring, Md. (March 28, 2018) - At Manasquan High School in Manasquan, NJ, where she taught physical education and health classes for 35 years, Sharyn Robbins was a role model for healthy, fit living. On top of teaching PE and Health classes, she coached girls’ field hockey, basketball, bowling and softball. During her

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry Gives People Living with Deadly Lung Disease a Chance to Advance Patient Care

2018-03-26T18:28:00+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

Silver Spring, Md. (March 23, 2018) – The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) patient registry is giving more than 500 people with two deadly, often-misdiagnosed breathing diseases a way to advance patient care – for themselves and others. The national nonprofit established the PHA Registry (PHAR) in 2015 as part of its PH Care Center (PHCC)

St. Louis Survivor of Deadly Lung Disease Working Hard, Inspiring Others and Breathing Easily

2018-03-21T14:07:01+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

St. Louis, MO (March 20, 2018) -- Amanda Harvey-McKee’s life is the epitome of the notion that if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. At age 39, she works 60 plus hours a week -- often flying from city to city -- in her job as a client

Washington, D.C. Golden Glove Lightweight Champion Elvis Medrano Faces Biggest Battle with Deadly Lung Disease Diagnosis

2018-03-20T20:39:33+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Silver Spring, Md. (March 13, 2018) -- In and out of the boxing ring, Washington, D.C., Golden Glove lightweight champion Elvis Medrano is in a daily battle for his life. At 27, he’s lived six years with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a life-threatening disease also known as high blood pressure of the lungs. To help raise