Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be beneficial for patients with thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy for cardiac and respiratory complications.
The FDA has cleared the Unity Subcutaneous Delivery System for Remodulin (treprostinil) Injection, also known as the RemUnity system.
The addition of beraprost to the usual treatment of pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction may improve cardiopulmonary hemodynamic and exercise capacity.
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty therapy improves pulmonary and systemic hemodynamics, with positive effects on renal function.
Patients with pulmonary hypertension cite lack of energy, lack of self-discipline, and lack of interest as barriers to increasing their levels of physical activity and exercise.
Investigators used computed tomography pulmonary angiography to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of automated 3D volumetry of central pulmonary arteries for suspected pulmonary hypertension alone and in combination with echocardiography.
Expert radiologists can accurately identify patients who will later be diagnosed with CTEPH by evaluating the computed tomography pulmonary angiogram scan performed in the setting of suspected acute pulmonary embolism using 6 standardized radiologic parameters.
Despite less severe right ventricle dilation, tricuspid regurgitation, and degree of pulmonary hypertension (PH), researchers found that patients with lung disease-associated PH have equally poor survival compared with those with idiopathic PAH.