Diseases of Pulmonary Vasculature

Pilot Study to Assess Effectiveness of Milrinone in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Pilot Study to Assess Effectiveness of Milrinone in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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A pilot study will assess the effectiveness of milrinone in a small group of infants born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Pulmonary Hypertension vs Age for Predicting Outcomes in Heart Transplant

Pulmonary Hypertension vs Age for Predicting Outcomes in Heart Transplant

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Compared with age, pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular failure, and cardiopulmonary bypass time may better predict outcomes in heart transplantation.

Implantable Treprostinil Delivery System Shows Promise for Managing PAH

Implantable Treprostinil Delivery System Shows Promise for Managing PAH

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Treprostinil, a prostacyclin derivative, used in an implantable delivery system may be an effective treatment alternative for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

PAH Long-Term Survival Predicted by Reliable Risk Calculator

PAH Long-Term Survival Predicted by Reliable Risk Calculator

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Researchers examined the effect of riociguat compared with placebo on the REVEAL risk score and long-term outcomes for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Smoke-Free Ordinances Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Smoke-Free Ordinances Lower Lung Cancer Risk

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Smoke-free ordinances may reduce the number of lung cancer cases.

PAH: eGFR Changes May Predict Survival, Hospitalizations

PAH: eGFR Changes May Predict Survival, Hospitalizations

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A decrease in baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate in PAH may be a predictor of hospitalization and mortality.

Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Emboli: Catheter-Directed vs Systemic Thrombolysis

Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Emboli: Catheter-Directed vs Systemic Thrombolysis

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Catheter-directed thrombolysis vs systemic thrombolysis strategies show different risk outcomes for patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism.

Pediatric Pulmonary Embolism: 9 Predictors Identified

Pediatric Pulmonary Embolism: 9 Predictors Identified

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Several clinical predictors of pediatric pulmonary embolism have been identified.

Worsening Shortness of Breath in a 40-Year-Old Woman: A Case Study

Worsening Shortness of Breath in a 40-Year-Old Woman: A Case Study

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A 40-year-old woman presents with worsening shortness of breath after being treated with long-acting nifedipine for 2 years.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance

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Exercise intolerance is a hallmark symptom of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Impaired Cerebral Pressure-Flow Link in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Impaired Cerebral Pressure-Flow Link in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension may have an impaired cerebral pressure-flow relationship.

Improving Pulmonary Arterial Compliance in PAH: Riociguat vs PDE5 Inhibitors

Improving Pulmonary Arterial Compliance in PAH: Riociguat vs PDE5 Inhibitors

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Switching from a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor to riociguat significantly improves pulmonary arterial compliance in patients with PAH.

Predicting Mortality in PAH With Congenital Heart Disease

Predicting Mortality in PAH With Congenital Heart Disease

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Pulmonary artery compliance may be an independent predictor of survival and prognosis in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension associated with congenital heart disease.

Nebulized Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in Severe COPD With CV Risk Factors

Nebulized Glycopyrrolate Improves Lung Function in Severe COPD With CV Risk Factors

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Nebulized glycopyrrolate improves lung function and patient-reported outcomes in patients with moderate to very severe COPD.

Methamphetamine-Associated PAH Worse Than Idiopathic PAH

Methamphetamine-Associated PAH Worse Than Idiopathic PAH

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with the use of methamphetamine is a severe, progressive form of the disease.

Echocardiographic Evaluation Recommended for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Echocardiographic Evaluation Recommended for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

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Patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia may develop pulmonary hypertension.

Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension, PAH Linked to Depression

Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension, PAH Linked to Depression

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Patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension may have higher rates of depression compared to patients with PAH.

Prognostic Value of CT Signs of Pulmonary Veno-occlusive Disease

Prognostic Value of CT Signs of Pulmonary Veno-occlusive Disease

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Having at least 2 features of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is linked to reduced survival rate in patients with SSc and PAH.

Borderline Pulmonary Hypertension Commonly Found During Right Heart Catheterization

Borderline Pulmonary Hypertension Commonly Found During Right Heart Catheterization

Borderline pulmonary hypertension is associated with increased risk of mortality in patients undergoing right heart catheterization.

Chronic Thromboembolic PH Diagnosis and Management Update: Expert Q&A

Chronic Thromboembolic PH Diagnosis and Management Update: Expert Q&A

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Development of CTEPH is associated with traditional thrombotic risk factors, including thrombophilias and inflammatory processes.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Treatment Tailored by Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Treatment Tailored by Race and Ethnicity

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Future clinical trials on pulmonary arterial hypertension should include patients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Use of 6-Minute Walk Test in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Use of 6-Minute Walk Test in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Guidelines are needed for use of the six-minute walk test in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates

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The most common chronic respiratory morbidity affecting preterm neonates is bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Right Ventricular Morphology Predicts Type of Pulmonary Hypertension

Right Ventricular Morphology Predicts Type of Pulmonary Hypertension

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Right ventricular base/apex ratio during systole can discriminate between types of pulmonary hypertension.

Anxiety and Depression Affect Quality of Life in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Anxiety and Depression Affect Quality of Life in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis can be significantly affected by depression and anxiety.

No Difference in Short-Term Outcomes in Saddle vs Nonsaddle Pulmonary Embolism

No Difference in Short-Term Outcomes in Saddle vs Nonsaddle Pulmonary Embolism

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Patients with saddle and nonsaddle pulmonary embolism have similar short-term outcomes, despite more serious symptoms being present in saddle pulmonary embolism.

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.

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