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Pitt and UPMC Host Pulmonary Hypertension Research Day for Patients

WHAT: To celebrate November’s designation as Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Awareness Month, clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC will host a research day to discuss their findings and inform patients of the ongoing developments in PH care. Tours of the Vascular Medicine Institute will be available to provide a behind-the-scenes look at PH research.
Registration is free and available online.
WHY: The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Pitt and the Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC are working together to bring innovative PH research and treatments to patients. Pulmonary hypertension is caused by high blood pressure in the vessels in the lungs. If left untreated, it can result in heart failure and an increased risk of death. It is important for patients to understand their condition and the extensive research that fuels their care.
• Roger Alvarez, D.O., M.P.H., M.S., fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, UPMC
• Steve Chan, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, Pitt Division of Cardiology
• Elena Goncharova, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, Pitt Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
• Adam Straub, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Pitt Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
• Pulmonary hypertension patients and their families
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20
WHERE: University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Science Tower 1, conference room 1295, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, 15213
Note to Media: To cover this event, prearrangements must be made by contacting Courtney Caprara at 412-592-8134 or  

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