Diseases of Pulmonary Vasculature

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

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

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

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

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates

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

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

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

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 Ventricular Morphology Predicts Type of Pulmonary Hypertension

Right Ventricular Morphology Predicts Type of Pulmonary Hypertension

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biomarkers Linking SLE-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Biomarkers Linking SLE-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Mortality rates in SLE-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension are higher compared to the general SLE population even-though diagnostic and treatment strategy have improved in the last 50 years.

Aterial Stiffness May Be Predicted by Restrictive Spirometry Pattern

Aterial Stiffness May Be Predicted by Restrictive Spirometry Pattern

Restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) are associated with a higher risk for arterial stiffness regardless of sex.

Reducing Amputation Risk in Diabetes With Peripheral Artery Disease

Reducing Amputation Risk in Diabetes With Peripheral Artery Disease

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

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.

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