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Published online: 2011-11-17
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The man from the kingdom of the near-dead — modern treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Magdalena Janus, Stanisław Jankiewicz, Anna Komosa, Robert Juszkat, Marcin Kurzyna, Stefan Grajek
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(11):1171-1173.

open access

Vol 69, No 11 (2011)
Case studies
Published online: 2011-11-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare and severe condition characterised by a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance. Two decades ago patients with idiopathic PAH were defined as the people from the kingdom of near- -dead because of poor survival. The progress in treatment of PAH was made, however the disease is still severe and not curable. We present a 26 year-old male patient diagnosed with idiopathic PAH. The clinical course was complicated by progressive worsening, hemoptysis and thrombocytopenia. Treatment with treprostinil and bronchial artery embolisation was started, resulting in symptomatic and functional improvement.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 11: 1171–1173

Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare and severe condition characterised by a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance. Two decades ago patients with idiopathic PAH were defined as the people from the kingdom of near- -dead because of poor survival. The progress in treatment of PAH was made, however the disease is still severe and not curable. We present a 26 year-old male patient diagnosed with idiopathic PAH. The clinical course was complicated by progressive worsening, hemoptysis and thrombocytopenia. Treatment with treprostinil and bronchial artery embolisation was started, resulting in symptomatic and functional improvement.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 11: 1171–1173
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Keywords

pulmonary arterial hypertension; embolisation

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Title

The man from the kingdom of the near-dead — modern treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 11 (2011)

Pages

1171-1173

Published online

2011-11-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(11):1171-1173.

Keywords

pulmonary arterial hypertension
embolisation

Authors

Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska
Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela
Aleksander Araszkiewicz
Magdalena Janus
Stanisław Jankiewicz
Anna Komosa
Robert Juszkat
Marcin Kurzyna
Stefan Grajek

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