Pharmacotherapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Heart Fail Clin. 2012 Jul;8(3):385-402
Authors: Ramani GV, Park MH
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disabling, progressive disease. The past decade has seen an explosion in the available therapies for the management of PAH. Choosing appropriate pharmacotherapy can be a daunting task for the practitioner, as no head-to-head comparisons between drugs have been published. This article aims to assist the practitioner in developing an evidence-based, rational pharmacologic treatment algorithm for the management of patients with PAH. Currently approved pharmacotherapy and the pivotal trials that led to approval for the respective agents are reviewed. Common dilemmas in the treatment of PAH for which strong evidence is lacking are discussed.
PMID: 22748901 [PubMed - in process]