Pulmonary edema complicating continuous intravenous prostacyclin in pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis.

@article{Humbert1998PulmonaryEC,
  title={Pulmonary edema complicating continuous intravenous prostacyclin in pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis.},
  author={Marc Humbert and Sophie Ma{\^i}tre and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Capron and Bernadette Rain and Dominique Musset and G{\'e}rald Simonneau},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={157 5 Pt 1},
  pages={1681-5}
}
Continuous intravenous epoprostenol (prostacyclin) produces hemodynamic and symptomatic responses and improves survival in patients with severe primary pulmonary hypertension refractory to conventional medical therapy. However, it has been recently shown that short-term infusion of epoprostenol can produce pulmonary edema in pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, presumably because of increased pulmonary perfusion in the presence of downstream vascular obstruction. We describe two additional cases… CONTINUE READING

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