In the Journals

Elevated pulmonary vascular resistance increases mortality risk after heart transplant

January 15, 2020
Even with lower pulmonary artery pressures, elevated pulmonary vascular resistance is associated with worse survival after heart transplant…

In the Journals

Exercise pulmonary hypertension predicts CV, all-cause death

January 9, 2020
Pulmonary hypertension that occurs during exercise was found to be associated with poor CV event-free survival for patients with chronic dyspnea who…

Meeting highlights from 2019: Updates in asthma, COPD, PAH and more

December 23, 2019
Healio Pulmonology has you covered on some of the year’s top news from medical meetings. We bring you highlights from the American Thoracic…

In the Journals

AHA: Geriatric syndromes affect care of older patients in cardiac ICU

December 9, 2019
Despite older patients receiving the care they need in cardiac ICUs, they may experience worsening of geriatric conditions such as cognitive…

In the Journals

Diagnostic strategy for pulmonary embolism could reduce use of CT

November 27, 2019
The combination of a D-dimer level below 1,000 ng/mL and low clinical pretest probability correctly identified a group of patients at low risk for…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Aspiration mechanical thrombectomy meets safety, efficacy endpoints for acute PE

November 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — In the EXTRACT-PE trial, an aspiration mechanical thrombectomy device was safe and effective among patients with acute pulmonary…

Meeting News

Inhaled nitric oxide improves exercise capacity in patients at risk for pulmonary fibrosis-related pulmonary hypertension

November 5, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with pulmonary fibrosis who are at risk for pulmonary hypertension experienced improvements in physical activity after…

Meeting News

Macitentan safe, effective for PAH associated with systemic sclerosis

October 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — New real-world data demonstrate safety and effectiveness of macitentan for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension…

Meeting News

Smoking tied to more pulmonary embolism, leading to higher readmission rates

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a new study, hospital readmission rates for pulmonary embolism were increased for active smokers compared with nonsmokers. The…

Meeting News

Initial macitentan, tadalafil combination therapy shows promise for PAH: OPTIMA

October 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Initial combination therapy with macitentan and tadalafil yielded hemodynamic and functional improvements and treatment was well…

In the JournalsPerspectiveFrom OT Europe

Elevated PE risk seen beyond 6 weeks after various types of surgery

October 9, 2019
Regardless of the surgery type, the risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism was elevated at more than 6 weeks postoperatively, according to…

Meeting News

AHA: More evidence needed for endovascular therapy for acute PE

October 7, 2019
Interventional devices for treatment of acute pulmonary embolism do not have a high level of evidence, and stakeholders must generate more evidence…

FDA News

Five FDA news stories you may have missed

September 24, 2019
In September, the FDA approved the first treatment for a rare pulmonary disease, issued warnings for patients, providers and manufacturers and…

In the Journals

Riociguat fails to improve outcomes in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia-associated pulmonary hypertension: RISE-IIP

September 12, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary hypertension, treatment with riociguat was linked to an increase in…

FDA News

Novel system for PAH receives FDA breakthrough device designation

September 9, 2019
The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to a therapeutic intravascular ultrasound system for patients with pulmonary artery hypertension…

In the Journals

Pradaxa safe, effective for recurrent VTE prevention

September 3, 2019
Warfarin and Pradaxa were both safe and effective at preventing recurrent venous thrombotic events in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis…

In the Journals

Balloon atrial septostomy potentially beneficial in advanced PAH

August 13, 2019
Balloon atrial septostomy appears to be safe and is associated with hemodynamic improvements in patients with advanced pulmonary artery hypertension…

In the Journals

Artificial intelligence models may predict pulmonary embolism risk

August 12, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that a machine learning algorithm may be able to accurately predict a patient’s risk for…

In the Journals

Effects of IPF combination therapy similar for patients with, without right heart dysfunction

August 7, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the effects of nintedanib plus sildenafil, as compared with nintedanib alone, on quality of life…

In the Journals

BASEL IX: Pulmonary embolism 'uncommon cause' of syncope

August 6, 2019
Pulmonary embolism appears to be rare in patients presenting with syncope to the ED, according to data published in the Journal of the American

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