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Pulmonary arterial hypertension: a new era in management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12765505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a heterogeneous condition with a wide range of causes. The diagnosis is often delayed or missed. PAH is covert in its early stages, when its detection and treatment should have the most impact. Access in Australia to effective PAH therapies has lagged behind that in other affluent countries. New agents for PAH, now becoming available, improve symptoms and reduce pulmonary resistance, with some demonstrating an ability to reverse remodelling of the right ventricle. Best management of PAH is comprehensive and multidisciplinary. Centres of excellence are needed in geographically strategic areas. Aggressive efforts must be made to diagnose PAH and to facilitate access to effective therapies.
Authors:
Anne M Keogh; Keith D McNeil; Trevor Williams; Eli Gabbay; Leslie G Cleland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  178     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-26     Completed Date:  2003-07-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Xavier 4, St Vincent's Hospital, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia. amkeogh@stvincents.com.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Endarterectomy
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  surgery
Referral and Consultation
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Vasodilator Agents

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