Management of the patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension receiving intravenous prostacyclin: an expert nurse practical guide.

@article{Kingman2014ManagementOT,
  title={Management of the patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension receiving intravenous prostacyclin: an expert nurse practical guide.},
  author={Martha S Kingman and Sandra Lombardi},
  journal={Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={442-51}
}
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a severely disabling disorder characterized by elevated pulmonary artery pressure ultimately leading to right heart failure and death. Treatment options have significantly increased over the past decade. Intravenous prostacyclins remain the treatment of choice for advanced PAH, leading to long-term clinical benefits and improved survival. Their administration requires a high level of nursing competency and presents considerable challenges for patients… CONTINUE READING
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