Iloprost improves hemodynamics in patients with severe chronic cardiac failure and secondary pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Sablotzki2002IloprostIH,
  title={Iloprost improves hemodynamics in patients with severe chronic cardiac failure and secondary pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Armin R Sablotzki and Elke G Czeslick and Susann Schubert and Ivar Friedrich and Joerg Muehling and Marius G Dehne and Stefan Grond and Thomas Hentschel},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={1076-80}
}
PURPOSE Significant pulmonary hypertension is a predictor of postoperative right heart insufficiency and increased mortality in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation. Since the use of iv vasodilators is limited by their systemic effects, we evaluated the pulmonary and systemic hemodynamic effects of inhaled aerosolized iloprost (IP) in heart… CONTINUE READING