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Q&A with Transplant Patient: Lena Bolivar
Bench to Bedside Research
Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD
Adjusting to a Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Diagnosis
Allyson Rupp, LCSW
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Hospitalization
Jaclyn Doyle, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Tips on Managing Prostacyclin Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
Juliana Liu, RN, MSN, ANP-c
Diagnosing in Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
Yon Sung, MD
Right Heart Catheterization in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Roham Zamanian, MD
Basic Pathology of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD
Should Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Patients Exercise?
Kristina Kudelko, MD
By Jaclyn Doyle, MS, APRN, NP-BC
Should you find yourself needing hospital care, whether planned or unexpected, you can find comfort knowing that you’re in the competent hands of a nationally renowned medical team specializing in treating this disease process.
By Juliana Liu, RN, MSN, ANP-c
You have now been diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and your PH care team may have recommended starting prostacyclin therapy. This class of medication is the oldest class of medication used in the treatment of PH.
By Allyson Rupp, LCSW
A PH diagnosis can strike anyone at any time, and no one can be prepared immediately to handle all aspects of such a difficult condition. However, there are definitely things that everyone can do to minimize the impact of distress, isolation, and varying emotional responses that come along with this diagnosis.
By Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD
PAH is a disorder of small pulmonary arteries that is characterized by obstructive lesions that impair blood flow and access to the oxygen exchange portions of the lungs. As a result, oxygen content in blood is reduced and body tissues are receiving less oxygen that is required for generation of the energy required to sustain normal tissue activity.
By Roham Zamanian, MD, FCCP
Right heart catheterization (RHC) is a diagnostic procedure used to measure pulmonary artery pressures and thus evaluate whether a patient has pulmonary hypertension or not, and sometimes what is causing the pulmonary hypertension.
By Kristina Kudelko, MD
It is no surprise that every good doctor advocates a healthy diet and exercise regimen for her patients. An apple (or perhaps a 30-minute jog) a day, after all, keeps the doctor away. However, for patients with pulmonary hypertension, exercise has not always been endorsed.
By Yon Sung, MD
Many common symptoms of PH are nonspecific and many of them can be seen in more common heart and lung diseases including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, asthma, COPD, or even just being out of shape. So, it is important to see a doctor before jumping to any conclusions.