Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Low-dose Whole Body Irradiation May Reverse the Development of PH, Mouse Study Suggests

Low-dose radiation given to two mouse models of pulmonary hypertension depleted disease-causing cells, preventing and reversing the development of the condition, researchers report. Their study, “Low dose 100 cGy irradiation as a potential therapy for pulmonary hypertension,” was published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) develops due to…

Arterial Stiffness May Be Prevalent in CTEPH Patients, Small Study Suggests

Arterial stiffness, a marker of atherosclerosis, is significantly greater in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) compared to people with other diseases that also put them at risk of atherosclerosis, researchers report. The study, “Increased systemic arterial stiffness in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension,” was published…