Patient Julia Feitner’s story and Dr. Chan’s JCI paper highlighted in the Trib

Dr. Stephen Chan’s JCI publication was highighted in a recent Tribune-Review article featuring PH patient Julia Feitner:  “Experts seek origin of pulmonary hypertension to design treatment”.

Experts seek origin of pulmonary hypertension to design treatment

After she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension during a 2008 pregnancy, Julia Feitner feared she would have to make a choice between her baby's life and her own. The disease, which impedes passage of blood from the heart to the lungs, is especially hard on pregnant women, whose hearts need to pump extra blood to nourish their babies.

Bertero T, Oldham WM, Cottrill KA, Pisano S, Vanderpool RR, Yu Q, Zhao J, Tai Y, Tang Y, Zhang YY, Rehman S, Sugahara M, Qi Z, Gorcsan III J, Vargas SO, Saggar R, Saggar R, Wallace WD, Ross DJ, Haley KJ, Waxman AB, Parikh VN, De Marco T, Hsue PY, Morris A, Simon MA, Norris KA, Gaggiol, C, Loscalzo J, Fessel J, Chan SY (Senior Author). Vascular stiffness mechanoactivates YAP/TAZ- dependent glutaminolysis to drive pulmonary hypertension. J Clin Invest. 2016. Sep 1;126(9):3313-35. [PMID 27548520 | PMCID PMC5004943].

UPMC earns PHA Accreditation as a Center for Comprehensive Care

The UPMC Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program has earned accreditation by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) as a Center of Comprehensive Care.

 

Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC Earns National Recognition - UPMC & Pitt Health Sciences News Blog

The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC has been added to the short list of programs nationwide to earn accreditation by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) as a Center of Comprehensive Care. UPMC is one of 39 medical centers nationally to receive the distinction for the quality of its pulmonary hypertension program.

PH Program Research Day for Patients – 2015

In recognition of Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC celebrated with the PH community by hosting the first Pulmonary Hypertension Research Day for Patients.

On Friday, November 20, 2015, PH patients and their guests visited the Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine to hear from our experts about the latest in PH research, and learn what investigators are working on NOW to better understand PH.  After updates from our speakers, visitors then had opportunities to tour the labs in the Vascular Medicine Institute and get a true behind-the-scenes look at PH research.