Viewing mild pulmonary hypertension as a high-risk clinical parameter in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction could pave a way forward for early intervention.
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty therapy improves pulmonary and systemic hemodynamics, with positive effects on renal function.
Investigators used computed tomography pulmonary angiography to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of automated 3D volumetry of central pulmonary arteries for suspected pulmonary hypertension alone and in combination with echocardiography.
Expert radiologists can accurately identify patients who will later be diagnosed with CTEPH by evaluating the computed tomography pulmonary angiogram scan performed in the setting of suspected acute pulmonary embolism using 6 standardized radiologic parameters.
The Incremental Shuttle Walk Test is predictive of survival in patients with both Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension and Groups 2, 3, and 4 pulmonary hypertension.
For patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism, the frequency of recent ischemic stroke is higher in those with PFO.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be beneficial for patients with thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy for cardiac and respiratory complications.
The FDA has cleared the Unity Subcutaneous Delivery System for Remodulin (treprostinil) Injection, also known as the RemUnity system.
The addition of beraprost to the usual treatment of pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction may improve cardiopulmonary hemodynamic and exercise capacity.
Researchers sought to determine whether add-on therapy with the novel oral selective prostacyclin receptor agonist selexipag is beneficial for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and distal chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with intermediate risk.