Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Stanford Pulmonary Hypertension Program One of the Best in US

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), the country’s lead non-profit organization for pulmonary hypertension (PH), has just accredited the Adult Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Stanford Medicine as a comprehensive care center. This recognition and endorsement from the PHA makes the Stanford program one of…

Top 14 Pulmonary Hypertension Stories of 2014

As the year 2014 comes to a close, Pulmonary Hypertension News – your reliable online source for the latest on pulmonary hypertension treatments, events, clinical trials, and research updates – brings you a concise outline of our “Top 14 Pulmonary Hypertension Stories of 2014:” No. 14 – “Pulmonary Hypertension, Other Lung…

Actelion Looks to Bring New PAH Drug to Market

Biopharmaceutical company and leader in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapeutics, Actelion Ltd., has just announced it has filed a New Drug Application (NDA) with the US Food and Drug Administration for innovative PAH treatment Uptravi® (selexipag) — the first oral…

FDA Pre-market Approval for Remodulin Delivery with Implantable System Pending

United Therapeutics Corporation recently announced that Medtronic, Inc., the world’s third largest medical device company, has forwarded a pre-market approval application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their proprietary SynchroMed® II implantable drug infusion system, along with a new catheter, to be used with United Therapeutics’s Remodulin® (treprostinil) injectable, formulated for intravenous treatment of…

PHA Accredits 6th Center Nationwide for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

Specialized care for those with Pulmonary Hypertension continues to improve across America, with an increasing number of physicians and clinics that are designed to give those with PH the therapy and guidance needed to increase quality of life while living with the disease. Most recently, Kentuckiana Pulmonary Associates of Louisville…

eBay Foundation Supports PHA Conference Scholarship Fund for 2016

Popular online shopping destination eBay, through its subsidiary, eBay, Inc. Foundation, recently awarded the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) a grant worth $3,000 to help bring patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to the association’s next Biennial International Conference and Scientific Sessions. The 2014 sessions took place from June 20-22 in Indianapolis, Indiana,…

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study Shows PEA Able to Reverse RV Afterload in CTEPH

Findings from a study entitled “Right ventricular adaptation to pulmonary pressure load in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension before and after successful pulmonary endarterectomy — a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study,” were recently published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Chronic thrombolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)…

GSK Seeks European Approval for Ambrisentan as PAH Combination Therapy

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) recently announced it has applied for a European Medicines Agency (EMA) variation to the Marketing Authorization for ambrisentan (Volibris®), in order to expand the currently approved indication to include its use as a first-line combination therapy with tadalafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Ambrisentan is classified as a…