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PH Caregiving 101

July 24, 2013

Your family member or friend has just been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH). You want to help them, and you’re trying to find your role among all the new medical jargon, routines and expectations. Join us for this webinar to learn what “caregiving” means and get tips for being an effective caregiver.
This webinar will kick off PH Ready, Caregivers, PHA's new self-study curriculum for PH caregivers. If you'd like to sign up for PH Ready, Caregivers, visit

Presenter Information


Valerie Schacter Cappello, MSW, LCSW, CCTSW
Lead Cardiothoracic Transplant Social Worker
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Valerie Cappello is the lead cardiothoracic transplant social worker at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. where she works with pulmonary hypertension, lung transplant and heart transplant patients.  Valerie is a graduate of the Tulane School of Social Work.

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