In this PHA Classroom video, experts David D. Barnum Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with a specialization in health psychology, and Patrick Mellin, a PAH patient and support group leader, discuss how holiday expectations can cause added stress and increased anxiety as well as ways to recognize stressors and address them with coping mechanisms. They also share information on identifying mental health concerns and where to get professional assistance and peer support. The video offers valuable firsthand experience from Mellin, who addresses ways that he approaches the added stress and expectations during the holidays and through the winter.
This PHA Classroom video explores the concerns of caregivers surrounding added expectations during the holiday season. Michele Freeman, M.S., NCC, L.P.C., a pulmonary hypertension (PH) caregiver and professionally licensed clinician, provides valuable insights and information for caregivers to address the challenges they face while providing support, while also focusing on their own needs. She shares her expertise, including ways to identify stressors, coping strategies and how caregivers can find peer support through the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
In this short video, Gustavo Heresi, MD, a CTEPH expert, explains chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), its symptoms, screening, diagnosis and care.
In this short video, Gustavo Heresi, MD, a CTEPH expert, explains the treatments for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), including how physicians determine which is appropriate, what each treatment entails and what to expect.
Jackie Szmuszkovicz, MD, and Alvin Rocha, MSN, RN, CPN from Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, discuss concepts related to transitioning a young adult with pulmonary hypertension (PH) from pediatric-centered health care to an adult health care environment.
Rachel Damico, MD, PhD, addresses common concerns about clinical trial participation and the risks and benefits of participating in clinical research.
Melanie K. Nies, MD, talks about why pediatric research is important, how it is different than research in adults and things to know when considering participation in pediatric research for your child.
Daniel C. Grinnan, MD, provides an overview of how new medications are developed.