Author Archives: Patricia Inacio, PhD

IPAH Patients’ Survival Rates Higher When Treated With Targeted Therapies

A new study entitled “Improved survival of Korean patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension after the introduction of targeted therapies” published in August issue of the Heart & Lung journal reports targeted therapies for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) significantly improve IPAH patients’ survival. IPAH is a serious condition characterized by increased blood pressure in pulmonary arteries, frequently culminating in heart failure. Despite several approved treatments, IPAH currently has no cure, and treatments tend to treat symptoms of the disease rather than the underlying cause. Previously, IPAH conventional treatments included oxygen supplementation to fight the lack of oxygen due to pulmonary vaso constriction, anticoagulants to prevent vascular thrombosis associated with IPAH, as well as digoxin and diuretics. However, data concerning survival rates among IPAH patients who are prescribed these treatments are lacking in…

Molecular Hydrogen in Water Protects Against Pulmonary Hypertension

New research suggests administering molecular Hydrogen, an antioxidant, orally via Hydrogen water may offer therapeutic value to Pulmonary Hypertension patients. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a condition caused by increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries. In advanced cases, its symptoms (shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain) worsen and may limit…

Researchers Discover Ranolazine May Be a Viable PAH Therapy

A new study published in August’s issue of Cardiovascular Research, entitled “Ranolazine prevents INaL enhancement and blunts myocardial remodeling in a model of pulmonary hypertension” suggests ranolazine (RAN) as a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of PAH pathology. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a result of…

Bayer’s Adempas For CTEPH, PAH Confirmed Safe & Effective in Long-Term Studies

Findings collected during more than two years confirming the safety and efficacy of Bayer’s Adempas® (riociguat) in treating either inoperable or persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) were recently presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress. Riociguat is the first member of…