Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious heart and lung condition that can affect anyone, even children. There is still no known cure available and only a few treatment options that can be used to ease the symptoms for adults and none for children.
But researchers and drug companies have been working endlessly in an attempt to discover new treatment options, especially targeting children with pulmonary hypertension children.
Actelion will soon start a Phase 3 clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of Opsumit (macitentan) in delaying the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in children and adolescents. The long-term trial, called TOMORROW (pediaTric use Of Macitentan tO delay disease pRogRessiOn in PAH Worldwide), will be conducted in more than 20 countries and may lead to the first approved treatment for young PAH patients.
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