Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Nintedanib Lowers Lung Blood Pressure in Rat Model of PAH, Study Shows

Treatment with nintedanib lowered lung blood pressure in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension by preventing cells of blood vessel walls from changing identity, and by inhibiting smooth muscle cells from growing excessively, a study has found. The study, “Nintedanib ameliorates experimental pulmonary arterial hypertension via inhibition…

Revatio Reduces Symptoms of PPHTN, Allowing Safe Liver Transplant, Case Report Shows

Treatment with Revatio (sildenafil) successfully reduced symptoms of portopulmonary hypertension (PPHTN), allowing patients to undergo liver transplant safely, a case report study shows. The case report study, “Sildenafil Monotherapy to Treat Portopulmonary Hypertension Before Liver Transplant,” was published in the journal Transplantation Proceedings. Pulmonary hypertension (PH)…