Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Accredits Three More Regional Clinics

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has accredited three more regional clinics that have demonstrated an ability to deliver high-quality care to pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients. The three are the French Hospital Medical Center’s Central Coast Pulmonary Hypertension Center in San Luis Obispo, California; Sentara Norfolk General Hospital’s Pulmonary…

New Surgery Simulator May Improve Lives of Canadians with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

The new pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) surgery simulator — a 3D device developed by the National Research Council of Canada with support from Bayer — could potentially improve the lives of thousands of Canadians with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The first-of-its-kind simulator will allow surgeons to train more efficiently for surgery to treat CTEPH, a…

RAS-Q Lung Support Device for PH Patients Wins Emerging Medical Innovation Award

Germany’s enmodes won recognition at the recent 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis for its RAS-Q technology to help people with pulmonary hypertension (PH). RAS-Q is a respiratory assist device that offers comprehensive, fully portable, cost-effective and protective treatment for PH patients. One week before the April 9-12 conference where RAS-Q won an Emerging…

SteadyMed’s PatchPump Infusion System for Trevyent Given US Patent

SteadyMed announced  it has received a U.S. patent for its PatchPump infusion system for injectable drugs, including Trevyent, the company’s lead candidate as a potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The patent, issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (No. 14/384,152), includes but is not limited to claims for a pump…

Canadian Campaign to Ask Doctors to Consider PH as They Examine Patients

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada will be trying to persuade medical professionals to pay more attention to pulmonary hypertension (PH) as a possible cause of their patients’ respiratory-related symptoms. The association will start a campaign next month called Sometimes it’s PH to raise awareness practitioners’ awareness of PH. It chose…

C. Gregory Elliott Recognized for Decades of PH Patient Care, Research Achievements

Dr. C. Gregory Elliott has won the 2017 American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable William J. Martin, II Distinguished Achievement Award. This honor recognizes Elliott’s innovative leadership skills, history in public service and passion for his patients. Elliott, a pioneer member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), has made important contributions in…

Patch That Will Deliver Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment Trevyent Is Effective, Study Shows

The patch that delivers SteadyMed’s pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment Trevyent (treprostinil) to patients is effective, safe and tolerable, according to a company study. Treprostinil is a vasodilatory prostacyclin analogue, or synthetic version of prostacyclin, a substance that helps prevent arteries from constricting and blood platelets from clumping together. Prostacyclin is deficient in…