Diseases of Pulmonary Vasculature

ESC: New Guidelines Recommend Multidisciplinary Approach for Peripheral Arterial Disease

ESC: New Guidelines Recommend Multidisciplinary Approach for Peripheral Arterial Disease

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The European Society of Cardiology and the European Society for Vascular Surgery have developed new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease.

High- vs Low-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Leads to Longer Hospitalizations

High- vs Low-Risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea Leads to Longer Hospitalizations

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Patients with high-risk obstructive sleep apnea are almost 4 times more likely to have postoperative complications vs patients with low-risk obstructive sleep apnea.

Is Echocardiography Missing Mild CTEPH Cases That May Benefit From Endarterectomy?

Is Echocardiography Missing Mild CTEPH Cases That May Benefit From Endarterectomy?

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Pulmonary endarterectomy is an effective treatment for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Hypercoagulability in Sleep Apnea Can Increase Risk for CV Complications

Hypercoagulability in Sleep Apnea Can Increase Risk for CV Complications

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People with obstructive sleep apnea could have a higher risk for hypercoagulability.

FDA Approves Bosentan for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

FDA Approves Bosentan for Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Bosentan has been approved for use in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension in children aged 3 years or older.

Selexipag Associated With Reduced Morbidity, Mortality Risk in Connective Tissue Disease-Associated PAH

Selexipag Associated With Reduced Morbidity, Mortality Risk in Connective Tissue Disease-Associated PAH

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In patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension, selexipag may reduce risk for morbidity and mortality.

Survival in SLE-Related Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Linked to Autoimmune Antibodies

Survival in SLE-Related Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Linked to Autoimmune Antibodies

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Anti-U1 ribonucleoprotein antibodies may increase chances of survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension as a complication of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lower Extremity Edema in a Woman With Heart Failure: A Case Study

Lower Extremity Edema in a Woman With Heart Failure: A Case Study

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A middle-aged woman recently diagnosed with diastolic left heart failure now has increasing fatigue and worsening lower extremity edema.

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

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The risk of perioperative complications is increased by many factors in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Coronary Artery Disease-Related Death Increased With Opioid Use in COPD

Coronary Artery Disease-Related Death Increased With Opioid Use in COPD

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Opioid use increases cardiac event risk in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pulmonary Artery-to-Aorta Ratio May Predict Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Artery-to-Aorta Ratio May Predict Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Pulmonary artery to aorta ratio measurement can effectively predict survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Sarcoidosis-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension: Predicting Factors for Reduced 6MWD

Sarcoidosis-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension: Predicting Factors for Reduced 6MWD

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Multiple factors have influenced a 6-minute reduction in sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension.

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Ischemia and Antihypertensive Use

Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Ischemia and Antihypertensive Use

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Mean arterial pressure in patients with peripheral artery disease decreased as a result of antihypertensive medication.

Predicted Risk of Venous Thromboembolism May Warrant Restarting Anticoagulation

Predicted Risk of Venous Thromboembolism May Warrant Restarting Anticoagulation

Treating patients with at least a 17.5% predicted one-year venous thromboembolism risk may cost-effective.

Reducing Amputation Risk in Diabetes With Peripheral Artery Disease

Reducing Amputation Risk in Diabetes With Peripheral Artery Disease

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Researchers examined statin therapy as a method of risk reduction in lower extremity amputation.

PAD Risk Lowered With Daily Fruit,Vegetable Intake

PAD Risk Lowered With Daily Fruit,Vegetable Intake

Study shows those who eat 3 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day have a reduced risk of peripheral artery disease.

Right Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Case Study

Right Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Case Study

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A case study of a patient presented to the emergency room for right upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after rib resection and subclavian vein stent placement 15 years ago.

Venous Thromboembolism and Sepsis Risks Increase With Short-Term Oral Corticosteriods

Venous Thromboembolism and Sepsis Risks Increase With Short-Term Oral Corticosteriods

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An increased risk of sepsis, venous thromboembolism and fracture was linked to short term use of oral corticosteroids.

Peripheral Artery Disease: Low Use of Medication and Lifestyle Counseling

Peripheral Artery Disease: Low Use of Medication and Lifestyle Counseling

Patients with peripheral artery disease have a low use of medication therapy and lifestyle counseling.

Cardiovascular Risks Not Increased With Long-Acting Beta2-Agonist for COPD

Cardiovascular Risks Not Increased With Long-Acting Beta2-Agonist for COPD

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Combination therapy with an inhaled long-acting beta2-agonist and an inhaled corticosteroid did not affect all-cause mortality compared with inhaled placebo.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test: A Beneficial Prognostic Test

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test: A Beneficial Prognostic Test

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing should be integrated with clinical, laboratory, and hemodynamic parameters.

MRI Measures Can Predict Pulmonary Arterial HTN Outcome

MRI Measures Can Predict Pulmonary Arterial HTN Outcome

Researchers found that MRI had "moderate prognostic accuracy" when used to evaluate patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

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Results from the EINSTEIN CHOICE trial plus an interview with investigator Philip Stephen Wells, MD, FRCP(C), MSc.

Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy Outcomes Not Affected by Thrombus Location

Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy Outcomes Not Affected by Thrombus Location

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Survival rates were high for patients with both central and peripheral pulmonary emboli.

Case Study: Worsening Leg Edema And Shortness Of Breath In Urgent Care

A man presents to an urgent care clinic with gradually progressive leg edema and shortness of breath.

Statin Use May Reduce Mortality in COPD Patients

Statin Use May Reduce Mortality in COPD Patients

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While data are conflicting, statin use in COPD may help reduce pulmonary-related and all-cause mortality.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Trends in Medical Complications

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Trends in Medical Complications

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After intracerebral hemorrhage, both acute renal failure and deep venous thrombosis have increased.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

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James E. Loyd, MD, and Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, offer insight into the role of genetics in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

How Does Pulmonary Embolism Risk Compare After CVT vs DVT?

How Does Pulmonary Embolism Risk Compare After CVT vs DVT?

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Pulmonary embolism risk after cerebral venous thromboembolism is significantly lower than after deep vein thromboembolism.

Pulmonary Embolism Adverse Events for Outpatients vs Inpatients

Pulmonary Embolism Adverse Events for Outpatients vs Inpatients

Outpatient treatment of hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism appeared to be associated with lower rates of adverse events.

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