Author Archives: Janet Stewart, MSc

Reviva’s RP5063 Prevented Rats from Developing Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Reports

Reviva Pharmaceuticals‘ RP5063 prevented rats from developing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to a Canadian study. In addition to precluding heart and blood vessel damage in the animals, RP5063 decreased levels of cytokines, or proteins associated with inflammation. The study, published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, was titled “…

Survival Rate Is Higher for PH Patients Who Are Put on a Transplant Priority List, Study Shows

The survival rate of pulmonary hypertension patients who received heart and lung transplants increased after France began giving transplant priority to those experiencing life-threatening episodes, a study reports. The high-priority list covered PH patients who had signed up for heart-lung transplants, or HLTs, and double lung transplants, or  DLTs. Researchers published…

Higher Mortality After Bilateral Lung Transplant in Patients with Both COPD and Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Finds

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was associated with higher mortality rates after bilateral lung transplantation (transplantation of both lungs), but not after single lung transplantation (LTx), according to a new study of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. The study, “…

Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Patients Still Benefit Six Months After Balloon Angioplasty

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty, a procedure to widen narrowed lung blood vessels, was still benefitting patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) six months after doctors performed it, a Japanese study found. The procedure increased patients’ cardiac output, or amount of the blood the heart is pumping, and exercise capacity, researchers said.