In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension or distal chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, targeted pharmacologic treatment was associated with an increase in achieved therapeutic goals.
A 64-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and morbid obesity seeks preoperative approval for femoral popliteal bypass surgery.
Increased right atrial and pulmonary wedge pressures and increased thyroid disease prevalence were associated with atrial arrhythmia development in idiopathic or systemic sclerosis-related pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Prescribers tend to favor a frequency of 3 times per day for oral treprostinil dosing in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
N-terminal-pro brain natriuretic peptide may be a useful biomarker for both mortality and respiratory exacerbations in pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Patients with pulmonary hypertension have a high risk for adverse events during and following cardiac catheterization, but high case volume may help ameliorate this risk.
The hemodynamic parameters predict mortality and cardiac hospitalization in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
A 57-year-old woman has been experiencing progressive exertional dyspnea during the past 6 months as well as a near syncopal episode while attempting to catch a taxi.
Several months after being diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a 32-year-old pregnant woman presents with worsening dyspnea.
Nearly two-thirds of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor prescriptions for US veterans are inconsistent with pulmonary hypertension guidelines.
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension may be better identified through a claims-based algorithm that includes ICD-9-CM codes, specific pulmonary arterial hypertension medications, echocardiography, and right heart catheterization.
Women with pulmonary arterial hypertension experienced better long-term prognosis than men with PAH.
Enlargement of the right atrium is associated with an increased risk for supraventricular arrhythmias in PAH.
Varicose veins may increase the risk for pulmonary embolism and peripheral artery disease.
Peak circulatory power offers greater value than peak oxygen uptake and ventilation in predicting cardiac events in patients with idiopathic PAH.
Hypoxemia in individuals with idiopathic PAH is associated with increased mortality risk.
Observation in the emergency department followed by outpatient management with anticoagulation may be appropriate treatment for some patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism.
In patients at very low risk for pulmonary embolism, the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria was noninferior to the conventional strategy of identifying thromboembolic events.
Patients with suspected PH should undergo two 6MWTs to improve the accuracy of exercise capacity measurements.
The 6-minute walk test had prognostic value with respect to mortality in a population of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.