Diseases of Pulmonary Vasculature

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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.

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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

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

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Right Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Case Study

Right Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Case Study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statin Use May Reduce Mortality in COPD Patients

Statin Use May Reduce Mortality in COPD Patients

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

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

How Does Pulmonary Embolism Risk Compare After CVT vs DVT?

How Does Pulmonary Embolism Risk Compare After CVT vs DVT?

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

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Increased With Giant Cell Arteritis

Venous Thromboembolism Risk Increased With Giant Cell Arteritis

Patients with giant cell arteritis were more likely to experience venous thromboembolism during the first 3 months following diagnosis.

Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatments

Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatments

Initial combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil reduced the risk for first clinical failure event in patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Resistant Hypertension May Increase Sleep Apnea Risk

Resistant Hypertension May Increase Sleep Apnea Risk

Patients with resistant hypertension had a modest increase in risk of developing sleep apnea compared to those with nonresistant hypertension.

New Metabolites Associated With Hemodynamic Indicators of Right Ventricular-Pulmonary Vascular Dysfunction Discovered

New Metabolites Associated With Hemodynamic Indicators of Right Ventricular-Pulmonary Vascular Dysfunction Discovered

Researchers discovered 21 new metabolites associated with 2 or more hemodynamic indicators of right ventricular-pulmonary vascular function.

Treatment and Length of Stay Changes Reduce Pulmonary Embolism Mortality

Treatment and Length of Stay Changes Reduce Pulmonary Embolism Mortality

RIETE registry reveals an association between improved hospital care and reduced pulmonary embolism mortality.

Dabigatran Approved for Prophylaxis of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

Dabigatran Approved for Prophylaxis of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism

Dabigatran now approved for prohylaxis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Increase Lower Extremity DVT, PE

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Increase Lower Extremity DVT, PE

Before inserting peripherally placed central catheters (PICCs), physicians should weigh potential risks for each patient with the ultimate clinical benefit.

Extensive Television Watching Increases Pulmonary Embolism Risk

Extensive Television Watching Increases Pulmonary Embolism Risk

Prolonged television watchers have an increased risk of pulmonary embolism mortality.

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Pulmonary Hypertension

Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Pulmonary Hypertension

Researchers analyze the efficacy and safety of exercise training in pulmonary hypertension.

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