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History of Pulmonary Hypertension

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

Current knowledge of pulmonary hypertension emerges from more than a century of research, discovery and development.  New breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension are founded on a legacy established by founders of the field who furthered our understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease, methods for diagnosis and the development of new therapies.  Together, these leaders and their contributions allow for hope that a cure to pulmonary hypertension lies in the future. 

  • Learn about the development of the first treatment for pulmonary hypertension (PH), the advancement of the understanding of the disease, and Dr. Robyn Barst's commitment to advancing care for pediatric PH patients. Watch now
  • Robyn J. Barst, MD presents an overview of the history of the field of pulmonary hypertension. Watch now
  • Former colleagues of Alfred P. Fishman, MD recount his achievements in this series of sessions, recorded at the Alfred P. Fishman Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania April 9-10, 2010.  Watch now
  • Robert Grover, MD discusses his work uncovering the role hypoxic high altitude plays in chronic pulmonary hypertension in his presentation, "The Herd Shot Round the World", originally presented September 2011 at the biennial Grover Conference.  Watch now