Medical therapy of pulmonary hypertension. Conventional therapies.

  title={Medical therapy of pulmonary hypertension. Conventional therapies.},
  author={Robert Naeije and Jean Luc Vachi{\'e}ry},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={22 3},
The 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates of the patients included in the National Institute of Health Registry on Primary Pulmonary Hypertension were 77%, 41%, and 27% respectively. It is unclear to what extent better applied conventional therapy contributes to improved survival rates that now are reported with calcium-channel blockers, prostacyclin, or even transplantation. To date, by far the most favorable results are reported with high-dose calcium-channel blockers combined with anticoagulant… CONTINUE READING


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