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 …
Targeting mitochondria in pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a debilitating disease of the lung blood vessels that causes heart failure and early death, affecting hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. Available therapies fail to prolong life, despite costs that may exceed $200,000/patient per year. A team of investigators at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), and the Imperial College of Medicine (London, UK), reported promising results of an early-…
A Rehab Journey to New Dreams
Rebecca André was 21 years old when she first developed blood clots. As her condition got worse, Rebecca had more difficulty breathing and moving, and had gained weight. Eventually, she was diagnosed with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). CTEPH is a rare type of pulmonary hypertension (PH) where thrombi (fibrinous clot masses) get stuck to the lung’s blood vessel walls and block the blood flow from the heart to the lungs. Thi…
World’s first simulator for pulmonary endarterectomy will bring life-saving skill to more thoracic surgeons
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Marc De Perrot, has developed the world's first pulmonary endarterectomy simulator in an effort to decrease the length of time it takes new surgeons to learn the technique, thereby broadening the pool of specialists who can offer the procedure.
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