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Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents)
ISSN (Print): 1871-5257
ISSN (Online): 1875-6182
VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1871525712666140321095519      Price:  $58









Eisenmenger Syndrome: Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapy

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Author(s): Sarmad Said, Mateo Porres-Aguilar, Mateo Porres-Munoz and Debabrata Mukherjee
Pages 289-296 (8)
Abstract:
Over the last decade advanced therapies for the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension have been introduced. These agents have also been effective in reducing pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome. Specific guidelines focusing on modern therapies for Eisenmenger syndrome however do not exist to date. More recently, clinical trials in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome demonstrated a significant clinical improvement with favorable safety and tolerability profile. This review aims to summarize newly reported pharmacological agents used in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.
Keywords:
Congenital heart disease, endothelin receptor antagonists, eisenmenger syndrome, phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors, prostanoids, pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, Texas, USA 79905.