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Novel Nitric Oxide Delivery System May Someday Improve PH Treatments

GeNo LLC, a pharmaceutical company developing a line of innovative nitric oxide drug products, is currently testing next-generation inhaled nitric oxide (NO) drug delivery systems for use in both hospital and outpatient settings that could come to impact treatments for those with pulmonary hypertension. Nitric oxide is a naturally…

New Pediatric PAH Goals For Treatment Could Improve Patient Outcomes

A team of researchers from the University Medical Center Groningen in Holland, has identified three baseline variables that can become treatment goals in children suffering with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is rare in infants, however, it is a severe condition that rapidly deteriorates if left untreated.

New Clues From Heart Imaging Give Researchers Insight Into PH

A team of researchers from the Imperial College London, UK, has preformed a three-dimensional speckle tracking (3D-ST) study and found that patients who have pulmonary hypertension (PH) are found to suffer from reduced right ventricular (RV) strain and notably more dyssynchronous ventricles compared to healthy individuals. 3D-ST is an…

Riociguat Provides Hope for Difficult-to-Treat PAH Patients

Some of the most difficult-to-treat patients with pulmonary hypertension are those with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). These patients are in the most severe category of pulmonary hypertension: World Health Organization (WHO) Group 4. CTEPH patients have curative potential if they have no resectable lesions or contraindications…

Telephone Monitoring Programs Improve CTEPH Diagnosis

Early detection of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is vital to addressing and potentially preventing the most common cause of severe pulmonary hypertension. A number of clinical diagnostic parameters have been studied and effectively practiced, but detection can extend beyond the doctor’s office. A study…