Carolyn Pugliese

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Increased central venous pressures have been associated with the development of worsening renal function (WRF), an important marker of prognosis. We sought to determine the incidence and prognostic significance of WRF in pulmonary hypertension patients (PH) with isolated right HF. A prospective study of PH clinic patients admitted to hospital for right HF.(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disorder in which pulmonary arterial remodeling and vasoconstriction progressively lead to right heart failure (HF), exercise intolerance, and high mortality. Beta-blockers have been shown to decrease mortality in left-sided HF, but their efficacy in isolated right HF associated with PAH is uncertain. Patients with(More)
Interferon (IFN) therapy has an important role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and chronic hepatitis C infection. A few case reports have described an association between IFN therapy and the development of irreversible pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and it is currently listed as a possible drug-induced cause of PAH in the most recent(More)
AIMS We investigated the role of metabolic alterations in the development of a maladaptive right ventricular (RV) response in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which has not previously been undertaken. This study evaluated relationships between glucose and fatty acid metabolism obtained using PET with invasive pulmonary haemodynamics, RV measurements,(More)
We describe a patient with fibrosing mediastinitis after childhood histoplasmosis who presented with severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary vein stenoses. Stenting of 2 stenosed pulmonary veins via a transseptal approach resulted in an immediate decrease in systolic pulmonary artery pressure from 90 to 68 mm Hg and improvement in dyspnea and(More)
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