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Press Release: PHA fund combination therapy
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) supports the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s recent decision to revise existing Exceptional Access Program (EAP) criteria to include funding of combination therapy for patients living with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Newsfeed: Quebec City researchers pave the way
A Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher has discovered what could be the first truly effective breakthrough in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, a devastating, life-threatening condition which results in an enlargement of the heart.
Newsfeed: Family organizes fundraiser for Vera
There are so many rare disorders and diseases out there that many people aren’t aware of them until it hits close to home. One such disorder hits quite close to home with Caledonia’s Vera McPhail, who has been afflicted with a very rare disease called Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), which will affect 2,000 to 5,000 Canadians, and possibly even up to 10,000. To raise funds and directly donate to Toronto General Hospital’s Pulmonary functions lab, Jen…
Newsfeed: Potential Treatment For Pulmonary Hypertension
Researchers in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta are one step closer to a treatment for a deadly disease. Pulmonary arterial hypertension, which is high blood pressure in the lungs, currently has only a few treatment options but most cases lead to premature death. It is caused by a cancer-like excessive growth of cells in the wall of the lung blood vessels. It causes the lumen, the path where blood travels, to const…
Newsfeed: Research update: what’s going on with Stem Cells and PH?
Angie KnottNational Manager, PHA Canada One of the sessions I had the pleasure of attending while at PHA USA’s 9th International Conference in California was the one titled “Stem Cells and PAH: Cause or cure?” with Dr. Duncan Stewart and Dr. David Langleben, who talked about and gave an update on the PHACeT trial, currently ongoing in Canada Judging on the full capacity crowd that attended the session, it seems that many patients have questions o…
Newsfeed: Toddler Becomes Youngest 2
Toddler Becomes Youngest in World Implanted with Artificial Lung 09.09.2010 Justin and Tonya Stark of Eldon, MO., thought their toddler Owen's fever and fussiness were just signs of a mid-June cold -- until Owen collapsed while on a family shopping trip to Toys 'R Us. Owen was airlifted from a local hospital to St. Louis Children's Hospital, near death from heart and lung failure. "We put Owen on a heart-lung machine, also called an ECM…
Newsfeed: Toddler Becomes Youngest
Toddler Becomes Youngest in World Implanted with Artificial Lung 09.09.2010 Justin and Tonya Stark of Eldon, MO., thought their toddler Owen's fever and fussiness were just signs of a mid-June cold -- until Owen collapsed while on a family shopping trip to Toys 'R Us. Owen was airlifted from a local hospital to St. Louis Children's Hospital, near death from heart and lung failure. "We put Owen on a heart-lung machine, also called an ECM…
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