PH News

Outcomes Poorer for PH-COPD Than Idiopathic PAH, Registry Data Show

Patients whose pulmonary hypertension is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PH-COPD) have a worse clinical status and a poorer outcome than those with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), a study based on real-world data from the COMPERA registry reports. Although PH is typically mild to moderate in COPD,…

Tyvaso Becomes 1st PH-ILD Treatment Approved in US

Tyvaso (inhaled treprostinil) has become the first treatment approved in the U.S. for people with pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease (PH-ILD). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tyvaso, developed by United Therapeutics, to improve exercise ability in PH-ILD patients, the company said. “The…

PHA Publishes Guide on Risk Factors, Treatments in Newborn PH

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has published a guide to educate healthcare providers and parents on persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). The goal, the PHA said, is to help identify the disease right away, so as to start early treatment to prevent complications for the baby.

Menopause at Young Ages Linked to Higher PH Risk in UK Study

Women who reach menopause prematurely — meaning before age 40 — are two times more likely to develop pulmonary hypertension (PH) than those who do not, a study found. Analysis of medical records covering over 150,000 women registered in the U.K. Biobank also showed that this risk was not associated…

Long-term Exercise Found to Improve Physical, Mental Health of PH Patients

A six-month exercise training program can significantly improve physical and psychological well-being in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), according to results of a new trial. The study, “Long-Term Effect of an Exercise Training Program on Physical Functioning and Quality of Life in Pulmonary Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial,”…