PAH News

Research Sheds Light on Potential Immune Changes in IPAH

A combination of lung injury and increased activation of B-cells — immune cells responsible for antibody production — was sufficient to promote symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in mice, a study shows. In addition, increased B-cell activation and higher levels of immune cells known to promote antibody production also were…

Prostacyclin Therapy, Expert Care Help in Pregnancy With PAH

Despite a high-risk of serious complications, 10 women with moderate to severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) had a successful pregnancy and delivery, according to a single center study. The patients were managed with prostacyclin therapy in addition to PAH-specific treatments during pregnancy and specialized care. Most transitioned to oral…

Text-based Intervention Helped Increase Physical Activity

A three-month unsupervised health intervention based on a commercial activity tracker and motivational texts significantly increased daily step counts and improved quality of life in adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), according to data from a single-center trial in the U.S. Since physical activity has been shown to…

Generic Treprostinil Available as Under-the-skin Injection

Sandoz‘s generic treprostinil injection now is available for subcutaneous (under-the-skin) administration to treat  pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the company announced in a press release. Treprostinil first was approved to treat PAH in the U.S. in 2002. It was developed by United Therapeutics, which markets the…

Repurposed Trifluoperazine (TFP) May Be Effective PAH Therapy

Trifluoperazine or TFP, an approved schizophrenia medication, also may be effective in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a preclinical study suggests. In rat models of PAH, trifluoperazine was found to provide therapeutic benefits — without causing detectable side effects. The study, “Preclinical Investigation of Trifluoperazine…

KER-012 Found to Prevent Increased Scarring in Rat Model of PAH

Keros Therapeutics’ experimental therapy KER-012 prevented increases in the levels of markers for inflammation, fibrosis (scarring), and heart damage in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a study shows. “We believe that the current study supports that KER-012 has the potential to treat PAH in patients without…

LIQ861, Inhaled Treprostinil for PAH, Back Up for FDA Approval

An updated application has been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), again asking that LIQ861 be approved as an inhalation treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), its developer Liquidia announced. The company first made this request in an application to the FDA submitted in April 2020. But the…

Potential PAH Therapy Identified by Cellular Screen of Thousands

By screening thousands of potential candidates, researchers have identified a compound, called AG1296, that may be useful for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Their findings were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, in a study, “iPSC–endothelial cell phenotypic drug screening and in silico…