SSc Patients with PAH Show High Levels of Adipsin in the Blood, Study Reports
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) show high serum levels of adipsin, a peptide secreted from adipose tissue. Researchers believe adipsin could be used as a potential biomarker for SSc-PAH in these people.
In Memory of Harry Kingston, PHA Canada Director
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of PHA Canada Director Harry Kingston. Harry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27th, in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife Teri by his side. Our thoughts go out to her, and to Harry’s step-children (Danielle and Marc), family, and friends.
In Memory of Lynn-Marie Cox, PHA Canada Director
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of PHA Canada Director – and long-term PAH survivor­­ – Lynn-Marie (Lynn) Cox. Lynn passed away on Friday, June 23rd in Edmonton, AB surrounded by her family. Our thoughts go out to her husband (Brian), sons (Robert and Andrew), and granddaughter (Madison).
PHA Canada pleased to announces first recipient of the Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship
PHA Canada is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship
PHA Canada Awards Third $10,000 Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the third Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship is Sylvia Rinaldi, PhD candidate in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Western Ontario (London, ON). In 2016, Sylvia was awarded a $10,000 Paroian Family Research Scholarship to complete early phases of a study on the nutritional status of PH patients. We…
Interview with Sophia and Stephanie Ricci
The Stollery Children's Hospital needs some new equipment to treat PHighters like Sophia Ricci, who is doing an amazing job raising PH awareness as this year's Stollery Champion Child. Sophia and her mom, Stephanie Ricci, spoke to CTV Edmonton about life with PH and why the Edmonton Pediatric PH Clinic needs the best possible equipment!
Smithers Scleroderma Walk for hard-to-diagnose illness
Smithers is one of two sites in B.C. with a Scleroderma Walk, planned for June 4.
Antibodies May Be Used to Detect Pulmonary Hypertension in Lupus Patients, Study Reports
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) could signal that a lupus patient is at risk of developing pulmonary hypertension (PH) and related conditions, according to a study.
Prevalence of Pregnant Women with Heart Disease Jumps 24% in 10 Years, Study Finds
The prevalence of pregnant women with heart disease rose by 24 percent over a 10-year period, according to a study, “National Trends and In-Hospital Outcomes in Pregnant Women With Heart Disease in the United States,” that appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology.
Unproven Stem Cell Treatments for Lung Disease—An Emerging Public Health Problem
What are stem cells and how can they potentially be used in medicine?Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to become specialized cells. They also are able to make more copies of themselves. There are different types of stem cells including those found in embryos (embryonic stem cells) and those produced in the laboratory by treating normal adult cells such as from the skin or muscle to become stem cells (induced pluripotent …
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