Temporal trends and drug exposures in pulmonary hypertension: an American experience.

  title={Temporal trends and drug exposures in pulmonary hypertension: an American experience.},
  author={Alexander Muir Walker and David Langleben and James J. Korelitz and Stuart Rich and Lewis J. Rubin and Brian L. Strom and Ren{\'e} Gonin and Susan Keast and David B. Badesch and Robyn J. Barst and Robert C Bourge and Richard Channick and Adaani Frost and Sean Patrick Gaine and M Mcgoon and Vallerie V Mclaughlin and Srinivas Murali and Ronald J. Oudiz and Ivan M. Robbins and Victor F. Tapson and Lucien A Abenhaim and Ginger D. Constantine},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={152 3},
BACKGROUND Reports have linked anorexigen intake to an increased risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). With the rise in anorexigen use in the latter half of the last decade, we established a surveillance network within the United States to monitor temporal trends in the number of reported cases of PAH. We also studied whether use of anorexigens and other drugs differed among patients with pulmonary hypertension of different etiologies. METHODS Newly diagnosed subjects (N = 1335) at… CONTINUE READING

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