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Sildenafil Therapy for Interferon-β-1a-Induced Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Case Report.
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PMID:  22269997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Interferon (IFN) therapy is nowadays widely used in clinical practice. In the literature, there are very few reports of the association between IFN therapy and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and current guidelines do not mention IFNs as a risk factor for PAH. We describe a patient with multiple sclerosis who developed severe PAH after treatment with IFN-β-1a and the clinical response to sildenafil. Furthermore, we stress the need to further investigate the link between IFNs and PAH.
Authors:
Sergio Caravita; Maria Beatrice Secchi; Sheng Chin Wu; Simona Pierini; Anita Paggi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  187-189     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Pulmonary Hypertension Center, Bassini Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy.
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