Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Why Is Pulmonary Hypertension Considered a Zebra?

According to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious, progressive and potentially fatal lung disease. PH causes high blood pressure in the lungs due to inflammation or scarring in the pulmonary arteries. Untreated, PH can lead to weakness in the right side of the heart,…

5 Tips to Help You Live Well With Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious disease. As explained on healthline.com, pulmonary hypertension causes the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries to become too high, resulting in shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue and heart palpitations. Although there is no known cure, the symptoms can be treated through lifestyle changes,…

Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy Developer MannKind Retains Biopharma Financing Specialist

MannKind Corporation, which is developing the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy Treprostinil Technosphere, has retained the biopharmaceutical financing specialist Locust Walk to help it raise capital for Treprostinil and other projects. Locust Walk lines up investors and strategic partners for companies like MannKind, which also wants to use its Technosphere technology to develop…

Chloe Temtchine Concert Draws Thousands of Viewers and Attention to Pulmonary Hypertension

A live, online mini-concert starring Chloe Temtchine has drawn thousands of viewers while raising awareness about pulmonary hypertension (PH), a progressive, life-threatening disease. The Facebook Live concert, presented recently by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), attracted 1,500 live attendees and served as the finale for PHA’s World PH Day, the culmination…