Pulmonary Hypertension Information and Resources
FOR PATIENTS WITH MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR MILITARY BENEFITS
Fund Status and Eligibility
Fully Allocated - Effective 04/02/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Pulmonary Hypertension Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.
Maximum Award Level: $9,000 Per Year
- Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
- Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension.
- Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
- Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.
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Information About the Disease
Pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening form of high blood pressure that is seen during the critical transport of blood to the lungs to be oxygenated. Pulmonary blood pressure reflects the pressure the heart exerts to pump blood from the heart through the arteries of the lungs, as compared to the more commonly referenced blood pressure that measuring force needed to pump blood throughout the body. Pulmonary pressure becomes elevated when pulmonary arteries become narrowed, blocked or destroyed, making it harder for blood to flow through the lungs, causing the pressure within the lungs' arteries to rise. As the pressure builds, the heart's lower right chamber (right ventricle) must work harder to pump blood through the lungs, eventually causing the heart muscle to weaken and fail.
Pulmonary Hypertension Resources
Phaware Global Association
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: Living with Pulmonary Hypertension
Caregiving Support Community
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