Severe pulmonary arterial hypertension

stratification of medical therapies, mechanical support, and lung transplantation

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Abstract

Severe pulmonary hypertension is recognized by focusing on the clinical signs and tests that demonstrate decompensated right ventricular failure or, in the worst-case scenario, shock. An aggressive treatment regimen including a prostacyclin infusion is required for these patients. Once admitted to the hospital, or the ICU for decompensated right ventricular failure, the short- and long-term outcomes for PAH patients are poor. For those who are candidates, urgent lung transplantation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a bridge to lung transplantation may be rescue therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalHeart Failure Reviews
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Acute right ventricular failure
  • ECMO
  • Lung transplantation
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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