Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Bioelectronic Medicine May Open New Therapeutic Avenues for PAH, Review Says

Bioelectronic medicine is a promising new therapeutic approach to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to a recent review study. The review, “Pulmonary arterial hypertension: the case for a bioelectronic treatment,” was published in the journal Bioelectronic Medicine. Current treatments for PAH include medications that interfere with…

Higher Levels of sST2 Protein Linked to Poorer Outcomes in PH, Study Finds

Higher levels of a protein involved in certain immune responses, called soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 (sST2), are associated with more severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) and heart dysfunction, a study found. This protein’s potential use as a prognostic biomarker for PH, however, seems to be limited. The study, “The Prognostic Value of…

Swedish Men and Women with IPAH Have Similar Survival Rates, Study Says

Swedish men and women who have been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) in recent years have similar survival rates, study says. The study, “Sex-specific differences and survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension 2008–2016,” was published in the journal ERJ Open Research. IPAH, a form of…