Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

Promising Molecular Imaging Technology Being Tested For Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis

The Montreal Heart Institute is currently recruiting patients for a Phase-IIc clinical trial that is evaluating the safety of PulmoBind in participants with pulmonary hypertension and its potential to detect abnormal pulmonary circulation associated within pulmonary hypertension. (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02216279). Pulmonary hypertension is a condition that causes gradual loss…

Researchers Reveal Benefits of Denervation Over Medication in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Findings from a recent study presented this week during the American College of Cardiology/i2 Scientific Session revealed that denervation of the pulmonary artery through catheterization led to a decline in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)-related events and an improvement in heart function and hemodynamic variables in patients with pulmonary hypertension. The…