The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s recent Spanish-language Facebook Live event on COVID-19 has attracted thousands of viewers to our website and social media channels. The May 1 event featured Gustavo Heresi, M.D., M.S., of the Cleveland Clinic, as part of our PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health series. If you missed the live event, you can view the video on the PHA Connects web page.

The Q&A with Dr. Heresi is just one of PHA’s Spanish-language resources. PHA Classroom, PHA’s online resource of free videos for patients and caregivers, added new content to the En Español section.

Recently added topics include:

PHA developed quick video clips in English and Spanish to answer frequently asked questions from the PH community. The videos are targeted at recently diagnosed PH patients and families coping with a new, often overwhelming, diagnosis. The videos feature Javier Jimenez, M.D. of Baptist Health South Florida, and Fernando Torres, M.D., of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

The presenters explain the basics of pulmonary hypertension (comprender la hipertensión pulmonar), accurate diagnosis (diagnóstico), treatment (los tratamientos), and clinical trials and research (ensayos clínicos e investigación). They use concise, approachable explanations to help viewers’ easily understand the topics.

Among the nearly two dozen Spanish-language videos in PHA Classroom you’ll find:


Gustavo Heresi, M.D., M.S.