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10 July 2015
Oral treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension reduce patients’ risk of clinical worsening but have little effect on survival, say the authors of a meta-analysis.
10 July 2015
Researchers recommend performing echocardiography at rest and during exercise to screen for pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis.
02 July 2015
Analysis of the REVEAL registry shows poor 5-year outcomes for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, despite improvements due to targeted therapies.
18 June 2015
Researchers report that right ventricular dyssynchrony may be a useful prognostic factor in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, improving the predictive accuracy of established risk factors.
18 June 2015
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension arising from systemic lupus erythematosus may benefit from combined immunosuppressive and vasodilator therapy, a small study suggests.
17 June 2015
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is often not diagnosed in adult patients with congenital heart disease until 6 years or more after their symptoms first appear, research shows.
27 May 2015
Researchers say that using the lower limit of normal of the forced expiration volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity ratio improves risk stratification in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing thoracic surgery.
27 May 2015
Researchers have found a link between increased airway and systemic inflammation and frequent exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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