July 16, 2017
BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
EVENT: PH in the Park 2017
EVENT DATE: Aug 27, 2017
Jennie Heineman wrote -
This is working! Strides are being made! There are brand new options for treatment that might allow me and others to realize the first goal of improvement - getting out the continuous IV line. It's not a cure, but it would be a HUGE quality of life improvement for us. Thank you for helping bring awareness and research to this horrible illness.Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, under-diagnosed, and often misdiagnosed disease. The disease causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. This makes it harder for the blood to flow through the lungs to pick up oxygen. This causes potentially life-threatening consequences such as right heart failure. When diagnosed in time, treatments can be administered that improve quality of life and may prolong it. At this time there is no cure; but we believe through research we will find the cure for PH.Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!