In the rare lung disease pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries increases, causing the right side of the heart to have to work much harder to pump deoxygenated blood back to the lungs. There are approximately 200,000 new cases of PAH diagnosed each year in the U.S.
In this video shared by PAH.TV in November 2015, Robert Baldrick interviews Dr. Victor Test from Duke University at CHEST 2015 in Montreal. Dr. Test talks about customized treatment for PAH patients and describes two new available medications – macitentan and riociguat.
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