Pulmonary Hypertension Unit

New Home Exercise Program for PH patients

A Meath research student has designed a ground-breaking home based exercise rehab programme for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) patients which will be the first of its kind in Europe. Ciara McCormack, a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and PhD researcher in DCU who specialises in chronic illness exercise rehabilitation, has just returned home from Berlin where her protocol […]

PH-Human – a new resource on PH

Actelion’s patient support website www.PH-Human.com is now live! The website includes: • The PH Human eBook – a resource to help explain what PAH is • Careers and hobbies page – including inspirational stories and career advice • Self-management series – podcasts and reports on topics such as intimacy and health literacy You can visit […]

2019 Rare Disease Day

Next Thursday 28th February is 2019 Rare Disease day. The focus of the day is to highlight the plight and challenges of people who suffer from rare disease, By coming together to raise awareness the ‘few’ hope to become the ‘many’ in terms of the weight of advocacy that they can bring to bear, highlighting […]

PHéileacán Newsletter 2019

2018 was another busy year for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Ireland and the 2019 PHéileacán Newsletter provides in-depth coverage of the activities undertaken to raise awareness of PH and support the people who are so severely impacted by this rare disease. We soared to one of the highest points on earth when one of our […]

Irish Water Cheque Presentation

We’d like to say a very big thank you to the staff of Irish Water who, as we previously reported, managed to collect €750 for PHA Ireland in a 5K run recently. We are very grateful for their generosity of time and effort. Pictured above  is Regina Prenderville of PHA Ireland (centre) with Ciaran O […]

Team Phenomenal Hope UK & Ireland

We want to offer our congratulations and gratitude to all who participated in the 3 day endurance cycle from Sheffield to London marking PH Awareness week (22nd to 28th October). PHA Ireland was ably represented by Prof. Sean Gaine (pictured 5th from left and inset) who joined UK colleagues from different medical disciplines related to […]

Irish Water Staff 5K Run

We’d like to offer a massive thank you to the staff of Irish Water who took the opportunity of a 5K run in Fairview Park to support PH Awareness in a particularly timely fashion given it was PH Awareness Week (22nd to 28th October). You can see from the attached photos they addressed the run […]

Tallaght Athletics Club support PHA Ireland

On a beautiful afternoon in Dublin – the Tallaght Athletics Club ran a 5K race in support of one of our patients – Kathy Rooney. Kathy was delighted to be able to participate in part of the walk. The event was covered extensively by the local radio / print media. This was a real fun […]

Cup Finalists Cobh Ramblers support PHA Ireland

It takes character, hard work, skill and preparation to win a semi-final as underdogs and make it to the first senior national cup final in a club’s history. This is just what Cobh Ramblers FC achieved on Monday afternoon against Dundalk at St. Colman’s Park. Perhaps what displays the team’s character so vividly is that […]

The rising cost of breathing

Most of us take breathing for granted. Persons living with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) do not. In an effort to raise awareness of this devastating disease, Cobh Ramblers have agreed to wear PH T-shirts prior to their epic encounter against Dundalk on Monday evening, 6th August at 5.00 pm in St Coleman’s Park. The team also want […]