Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

PAH Caused by Undiagnosed Systemic Sclerosis in Case Study

A case report found a patient’s pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was caused by an undiagnosed case of the autoimmune disorder systemic sclerosis (SSc), highlighting the need for early and thorough diagnostic workups, researchers say. The 77-year-old woman’s PAH was also worsened by other conditions, including lung…

Novel IPAH Mutations Found in Chinese Patients, Study Reports 

Newly identified mutations that contribute to a higher susceptibility of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) in people from China, were found in a pathway commonly targeted by therapies that dilate blood vessels (vasodilators), a new study reports.  The authors suggested that screening for these mutations…