PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION NEWS

Social Worker Celebrates Post-Transplant Life

Social worker and PHA volunteer Patrick Mellin of received a double lung transplant in 2023. He shares his emotional and physical roller coaster with PHA for National Donate Life Month. “Transplant is not a cure, it’s another chance at life,” he says. Read his Right Heart blog post.

PH Professionals: Join a PHCC or PHAR committee

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association seeks applicants for the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center Oversight, PHCC Review, PHA Registry Steering and PHAR Data Access/Publications and Presentations committees.

Are You an Outstanding PHA Member?

Are You an Outstanding PHA Member? Apply or nominate someone for our Outstanding Member awards. Nominations open April 15 and close May 15. The awards recognize Pulmonary Hypertension Association members' dedication to the PH community. We will present the awards at PHA 2024 PH Internation PH Conference and Scientic Sessions. The

Last Chance: Make Your Voice Heard on World PH Day

Friday, April 12, is the final day to sign up for virtual legislative visits as part of the World PH Day advocacy campaign. Tell your members of Congress how PH affects your life and ask them to pass important legislation to make a difference for the entire PH community. Visit our Advocacy Action Center to get started.

High School Student Hooks State Bass Fishing Title

High school senior Ethan Park dreams of fishing in the national college bass fishing series when he goes away to university next fall. Park was diagnosed with mild pulmonary hypertension when he was 5, but his symptoms worsened in 2023. He shares his triumphs and challenges with the Pulmonary Hypertension’s Right Heart Blog.

Doctor Powers Through PH, 26 Years After Diagnosis

Ann Socolofsky of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 1998. Now 65, she still works as a physician and helps women manage life-threatening illnesses like PH. Socolofsky originally shared her story with Pathlight, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s quarterly member magazine.

New PAH Treatments Increase Patient Options

Pulmonary hypertension treatment has come a long way since PHA’s founding in 1991. In the past week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the 15th and 16th treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Read about the new treatments in PHA’s CEO Update.

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