Approved Pulmonary Hypertension Drugs Reduce Hospitalizations


More than half of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients are hospitalized within their first year of diagnosis, usually due to complications from the disease. In this video from AJMCtv, Dr. Charles Burger from the Mayo Clinic talks about three separate clinical trials for pulmonary hypertension medications which saw a reduction in the number of patients needing hospital care.

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Burger discusses the clinical trial results for selexipag, macitenatan, and a combination of tadalafil and ambrisentan and explains how all three showed promising signs that patients were less likely to need emergency hospitalization and showed signs of improvement.

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  1. Maureen says:

    If you can afford the drugs to treat PAH. Retired patients have to pay a copay of 20-30% of the $70,000, the cost of a drug. We just can’t do it.

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