Compassionate use of continuous prostacyclin in the management of secondary pulmonary hypertension: a case series.

@article{Mclaughlin1999CompassionateUO,
  title={Compassionate use of continuous prostacyclin in the management of secondary pulmonary hypertension: a case series.},
  author={Vallerie V Mclaughlin and D E Genthner and Massimiliano Panella and Donna M. Hess and Stuart Rich},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={130 9},
  pages={
          740-3
        }
}
Pulmonary artery hypertension may be classified as primary (unknown cause) (1) or may be associated with other conditions, including lung disease, collagen vascular disease, congenital heart disease, liver disease, and thromboembolic disease. Successful treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension has been reported with warfarin anticoagulation (2, 3), oral vasodilators (3, 4), and intravenous prostacyclin (5, 6). However, treatment of secondary pulmonary hypertension with warfarin or oral… CONTINUE READING
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