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Update on the Implantable System for Remodulin

On December 22, 2017, after eight years of study, the FDA has finally granted pre-market approval (PMA) to the fully implantable system for Remodulin.  This groundbreaking pump and catheter system allows patients to benefit from Remodulin while minimizing the inconvenience and risks associated with having an external intravenous catheter. However, this does not mean that […]

Stimulant Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Diet Pills and Methamphetamines Stimulants were first suspected of causing pulmonary hypertension in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  In Austria a diet pilled called Aminorex was marketed in the late 1960’s and shortly thereafter an epidemic of pulmonary arterial hypertension developed among users.  The pill was withdrawn in the early 1970’s and the wave […]

Minimally Elevated Pulmonary Pressures

What Do They Mean? Mild PAH? We receive many emails from our readers inquiring whether having borderline to minimally elevated echo estimated pulmonary artery pressures means that they have pulmonary arterial hypertension.  This is a very important question and many doctors unfortunately don’t understand the limits of echocardiography so patients are often left more confused. […]