RESEARCH NEWS

PHA Journal: How PAH Affects Organs, Obesity, Other Diseases

The latest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension addresses pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as a systemic disease. “Even in its purest form, the idiopathic or hereditary PAH, the rest of the body is affected when various organs begin suffering from inadequate perfusion, initially with exertion, then even at rest,” says guest editor Ioana R. Preston, M.D. “Even in its purest form, the idiopathic or hereditary PAH, the rest of the body is affected when various organs begin suffering from inadequate perfusion, initially with exertion, then even at rest,” says guest editor Ioana R. Preston, M.D.

Missed Our Research Room Webinar? Here’s Our Recap

A recent Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) webinar unveiled learnings from six studies conducted at PHA 2108 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. Doctors shared updates about the studies in the July 29 PHA Live webinar “PHA Research Room Findings.” More than 200 patients and healthy subjects participated in Research Room 2018, sharing data and biological samples with 10 research teams. 

Learn Findings from the 2018 PHA Research Room

Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) at 3:30 p.m. EST Thursday, July 29 for “PHA Research Room Findings.” Hear from scientists and clinicians about Research Room study findings from the 2018 PHA International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions.

Study: PH Support Groups Are Good for Your Health

Your support group participation might improve your life more than you realize. A recently published study shows that support groups improve meaningful health-related outcomes, such as self-care, pulmonary hypertension symptom management, medication adherence and understanding related medical procedures.

FDA Approves First Drug for Group 3 PH

The FDA recently approved Tyvaso (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution to improve exercise ability for people who have PH associated with interstitial lung disease. Manufactured by United Therapeutics, Tyvaso is the first FDA-approved treatment for Group 3 PH.

PHA Names Research Award Recipient

Vineet Agrawal, M.D., Ph.D., is the 2020 recipient of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators. Dr. Agrawal is a physician-scientist and instructor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension

Read the latest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, PHA’s quarterly medical journal.

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