Pulmonary artery pressure-flow relations after prostacyclin in primary pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Castelain2002PulmonaryAP,
  title={Pulmonary artery pressure-flow relations after prostacyclin in primary pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Vincent Castelain and Denis Chemla and Marc Humbert and Olivier Sitbon and G{\'e}rald Simonneau and Yves Lecarpentier and Philippe J. L. Herve},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={338-40}
}
Exercise tolerance improves within a few weeks after prostacyclin initiation in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension even in the absence of significant changes in resting pulmonary vascular resistance and/or in patients who fail to respond to an acute vasodilator challenge. We tested the hypothesis that this early effect of prostacyclin may be ascribable to an improved pressure-flow response of the pulmonary circulation to exercise. Pulmonary hemodynamic variables at rest and during… CONTINUE READING
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