Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Certain Patients with Sarcoidosis-associated PH May Benefit from PH-specific Treatment, Real-world Study Suggests

Patients with sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) can improve their levels of a key biomarker after receiving specific treatment for PH, which suggests that PH-specific treatment may benefit this patient population, according to a real-world study. The study, “Clinical Features and Outcomes of Patients with Sarcoidosis-associated Pulmonary…

Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Can Shorten CTEPH Patients’ Hospital Stays, Study Reports

Greater experience in balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) enables shorter hospital stays for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), reduces use of intensive care, and lowers medical costs while maintaining the procedure’s safety, according to new data from real-world practice in Japan. The study, “Shortening Hospital Stay Is…

Anxiety and Depression in PAH Patients Could Be Eased with Psychosocial Therapies, Review Study Suggests

Non-pharmacological approaches such as relaxation training, slow breathing, and cognitive behavioral therapy could help lessen anxiety and depression in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to a review study. The research, “Anxiety and depression in patients with pulmonary hypertension: impact and management challenges,” was published…