Inhaled treprostinil for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Poms2011InhaledTF,
  title={Inhaled treprostinil for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Abby D Poms and Martha S Kingman},
  journal={Critical care nurse},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={e1-10}
}
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease characterized by vascular proliferation and vasoconstriction of the small pulmonary arteries that eventually leads to right-sided heart failure and death. Patients often initially have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and edema; later in the disease, presyncope and syncope are common. Patients with progressive pulmonary arterial hypertension despite oral therapy and/or with severe disease typically require treatment with a… CONTINUE READING
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