Pregnancy and primary pulmonary hypertension : successful outcome with epoprostenol therapy.

@article{Stewart2001PregnancyAP,
  title={Pregnancy and primary pulmonary hypertension : successful outcome with epoprostenol therapy.},
  author={Robin Stewart and D Tuazon and Gayle A. Olson and Alex G. Duarte},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2001},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={
          973-5
        }
}
Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) associated with pregnancy carries a high maternal mortality rate. Short-term epoprostenol infusion has been demonstrated to improve the hemodynamic profile in patients with PPH. We report a successful maternal-fetal outcome with epoprostenol therapy during pregnancy, cesarean section, and postpartum in a patient with PPH. Epoprostenol therapy did not produce any physical or developmental abnormalities in the fetus. A favorable maternal-fetal outcome may… CONTINUE READING

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