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Recordings

  • Navigating a Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) as a Family

    July 27, 2015

    Have you recently been referred to a Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) program for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)? Are you a patient hoping to learn more about the PTE process? Listen to this webinar recording on preparing for a PTE – the before, during, and after. Melissa Stinson, a nurse practitioner from the UCSD Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) program covers the steps that UCSD takes to prepare their CTEPH patients for a PTE, and Sarah Brackett, a CTEPH patient that recently underwent a PTE surgery, gives first-hand feedback on how her family planned their time leading up to and following her surgery. Sarah's husband, Hugh, and daughter, Megan, also share on the experience from their perspectives. Learn more about preparing for a PTE as an entire PH family, including your family members as well as your medical team!

    Recording Format: Voice and Slides

    Recording Type: Live Recording

  • Lung Transplantation in PH

    July 8, 2015

    In this webinar recording, Dr. Patricia George of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center covers the ins and outs of lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension (PH). The webinar discusses lung transplant as a treatment for PH and answer questions about lung transplantation.

    Recording Format: Voice and Slides

    Recording Type: Live Recording

  • PH Treatments: What's on the Horizon (2015)

    May 5, 2015

    The past year has brought exciting advances in PH research. In this webinar, Dr. Ioana Preston of Tufts Medical Center covers the current treatments available for PH, as well as new treatments in the pipeline. The webinar familiarizes viewers with established and novel molecular pathways that are abnormal in PAH, describes new molecules that hold promise from experimental models of PAH, and reviews ongoing clinical trials in PAH.

    Recording Format: Voice and Slides

    Recording Type: Live Recording

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    Surgery and Anesthesia in PH Patients (2014)

    June 21, 2014

    In this session recording from PHA's 2014 Conference, presenters will review the potential risks of anesthesia and surgical procedures in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH).

    Recording Format: Video

    Recording Type: Conference Recording

  • Changing to Different PH Medications: Important Things to Know Before, During and After (2012)

    June 23, 2012

    A wealth of effective and approved pulmonary hypertension (PH) medications are currently available to PH patients, and new medications are on the way. For patients already on a medication, there may be a reason to switch to another medication, such as failure to improve, side effects or the complex nature of some medications. In this session, we will explore and discuss questions around the issue of switching between PH medications.

    Recording Format: Video

    Recording Type: Conference Recording

  • Alternative Medicine (2012)

    June 23, 2012

    We know that vasodilator treatment improves exercise capacity and symptoms in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Besides medical treatments and modifications to lifestyle, there are several nutritional and dietary supplements on the market that claim to reduce leg swelling, enhance breathing and increase exercise capacity in people with PH and heart failure. This session will help raise greater awareness about various nutritional, herbal and dietary supplements in the context of PH.

    Recording Format: Video

    Recording Type: Conference Recording

  • PDE-5 Inhibitors and Endothelin Receptor Antagonists

    June 23, 2012

    This session will cover the phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors) (sildenafil, tadalafil) and their role in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The mechanism of action of these drugs will be discussed as well as their potential benefits and associated risks. The evidence supporting their use will also be presented.

    Recording Format: Video

    Recording Type: Conference Recording

  • Breathing Better – Oxygen Supplementation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    June 23, 2012

    During this session we will discuss why patients may need oxygen supplementation and the possible benefits of oxygen supplementation and pulmonary rehabilitation.

    Recording Format: Video

    Recording Type: Conference Recording

  • Understanding the Emotional Impacts of Transplant

    May 30, 2012

    Considering transplantation can be challenging and stressful. In addition to your questions and concerns, you may experience many emotions when your doctor begins discussing transplant as an option. During this webinar, Allyson Rupp discusses the emotional impacts of undergoing a transplant evaluation, the psychological impacts of receiving a transplant and answers questions about coping during the transplant process.

    Recording Format: Voice and Slides

    Recording Type: Live Recording

  • Understanding Transplant Options

    June 18, 2011

    This session will review the roles of lung transplantation and other surgical therapies that may be options when medical therapy is not effective in treating pulmonary hypertension. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) lung allocation system and its implication for patients with PH will be reviewed.

    Recording Format: Video

    Recording Type: Conference Recording

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