Newsfeed: Cheetah Medical's Noninvasive Technology found promising in PH patients
Newsfeed: Atherstone boy "shortest" in UK to get new lungs
A four-year-old boy is the shortest person in the UK to have a successful lung transplant, doctors said. Surgeons at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London carried out the transplant involving Mason Lewis, measuring 93cm (3ft) tall. He received lungs which were 11cm (4.3in) long during an operation lasting about eight hours. Mason, of Atherstone, Warwickshire, has suffered from pulmonary hypertension (PH) since birth. Great Ormond Street Hosp…
Dr. Duncan Stewart to Receive Biomedical Science Ambassador Award
Source: Exchange Morning Post OTTAWA – Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO and Scientific Director of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Vice-President of Research at The Ottawa Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, will receive the prestigious Biomedical Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at The Ottawa Evening Gala. Partners in Research is a national Canadian charity established…
Newsfeed: TEDMED 2010: Opera Singer's Illness
Charity Tilleman-Dick, an American soprano who has sung opera at the Kennedy Center and throughout Europe, awoke from a month-long coma in September, 2009, after receiving a double lung transplant. A year and a day later she was singing in front of a captivated audience at TEDMED.
Newsfeed: Mayor signs first proclamation, supporting often-misdiagnosed disease
Brandon's newly elected mayor, Shari Decter-Hirst, singed her first proclamation Nov. 10, marking the week of Nov. 14-20 as Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Week. The proclamation was spurred by two Brandon residents, Diane McGuire and Eleanor Skrumeda, who have lived with the disease for seven years. "Twenty five years ago pulmonary hypertension [PH] patients had a 50 per cent chance of surviving just 2.8 years past diagnosis," the two said in…
Newsfeed: A Vegas Fundraiser for Pulmonary Hypertension
November was Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness month, the perfect time for the Pulmonary Hypertension society to host their Las Vegas themed fund raiser event "Let Me Breathe", at Brebeuf College School. The second annual fundraiser night included a live auction, fun casino games and live entertainment!
~ Lack of knowledge about pulmonary hypertension continues to leave many at risk ~ TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - While many Canadians know about diseases like asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, few know about a rare, but potentially fatal lung disease - pulmonary hypertension (PH). According to a recent national survey, seven-in-ten Canadians are unaware that PH is a rare incurable lung disease, which results in high blood pressure in the …
Newsfeed: Metro Minute with your pulmonary health
On the scale of public attention, our lungs often take a back seat to the overexposed Kardashian sisters of vital organs: The heart, brain and liver. (We’ll let you decide which one is which). But that doesn’t mean they are any less important than their flashier counterparts. Just try not breathing for a while and see what good they do you. That’s why the Pulmonary Hypertension
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.
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