PH mistaken for asthma
A routine prescription refill about three years ago turned into a life altering event for Brenden Brinkworth after he was told that his respiratory symptoms were not because of asthma, but something much more severe. Brinkworth grew up having all the symptoms of asthma such as tightness of the chest, shortness of breath, speeding of the heart and fatigue, but while at his doctor’s office getting a prescription refilled and a general checkup, the…
Updates: Deadline for Diagnosis Story Photo sumbissions extended
Missed the March 20 deadline for sumbitting your diagnosis story photos (as announced in the March issue of the Pulse)? You are in luck! We have extended the deadline until March 31, 2013. This is a great way to get involved and help us to promote the importance of early diagnosis. Details below: We need the help of the Canadian PH community, to ensure that World PH Day in Canada is a huge success. In order to help us highlight the theme o…
European Young Investigator of the Year
Source: Labmate Online Hull York Medical School (HYMS) postgraduate student Dr Priyad Ariyaratnam has won the prestigious European Young Investigator of the Year award in cardiothoracics for the preliminary results of his MD. Priyad, who is a cardiothoracic registrar and research fellow at Castle Hill Hospital, is currently doing his MD with HYMS looking at the mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension using isolated human pulmonary arteries from …
Pulmonary Hypertension Highly Prevalent in Hemodialysis Patients
Source: Renal & Urology News Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a frequent cardiac complication among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), especially among those on hemodialysis, according to Iranian researchers. A team led by Masoumeh Sadeghi, MD, of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Isfahan, studied 60 hemodialysis (HD), 60 peritoneal dialysis (PD), and 60 kidney transplant patients. The researchers identified pulmo…
New data presented at the 5th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension reveals hidden but significant impact of PAH on patient's well-being
Source: PR Newswire UK 5th WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON PULMONARY HYPERTENSION, NICE, France, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented at the 5th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension reveals hidden but significant impact of PAH on patient's well-being Results from an international survey providing new insights into Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) have revealed the impact of the disease, beyond the physical burden, is under-e…
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Newsfeed: Seaforth baby inspires fundraising campaign for pulmonary hypertension
SOURCE: Seaforth Huron Expositor By Susan Hundertmark, Seaforth Huron Expositor Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:04:06 EST AM Just shy of nine months when he died, Tristan Roman Mero, of Seaforth, is the inspiration of a fundraising campaign by two of his aunts for pulmonary hypertension. “We’re doing this in his memory,” says his aunt Angelika Sturzenegger, of Gowanstown. Angelika and her sister Andrea have created a personal page o…
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