The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) health and wellness series, PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health, aims to educate and support our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community during the COVID-19 pandemic. PHA Connects provides patient education, live interviews and online events that matter to your health and wellness today. You can find additional COVID-19 resources at PHAssociation.org/COVID-19. PHA Connects is made possible through the support of our sponsors.
PHA Connects: Exercise and Pulmonary Rehab in PH
Exercise and cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation programs can improve the quality of life for many patients living with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Every PH patient should consult their health care team about safely starting an appropriate exercise program. Find out what you should ask before you begin exercising and how exercise may benefit you. Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) on August 21 at 2 p.m. EDT for a virtual town hall on “Exercise and Pulmonary Rehab in PH,” with pulmonologists Jim White and Daniel Lachant, presenters in PHA’s Introduction to Exercise video. In this interactive discussion, Drs. White and Lachant will answer your questions about exercise, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs and PH. Learn more about the goals and benefits of a cardiac or pulmonary rehab program and how exercise affects your body.
About the Speakers
Jim White, M.D., Ph.D., is the founding director of the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, a PHA-accredited Comprehensive Care Center. He has been the principal investigator for URMC’s Phase 2 and 3 research programs and now shares that responsibility with his partner, Daniel Lachant. Dr. White is a member of the PHA’s Scientific Leadership Council.
Daniel Lachant, D.O., is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the associate director of URMC’s PHA-accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic. He treats all types of pulmonary hypertension, including PAH and CTEPH, and is involved in multiple PH clinical trials. His research focuses on better understanding and phenotyping patients through wearable technology. Dr. Lachant was instrumental in helping PHA create an exercise video series for PH patients.