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January 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16(Suppl 1):S7-S9

Increasing complexities in PAH management

BJCardio editorial team

Abstract

Table 1: Selection of treatments in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) It is very difficult to select PAH treatments, said Professor Hoeper, as there are only limited data to provide guidance. However, a number of factors are taken into consideration and these are shown in table 1. Since many patients are being treated with combinations, the possibility of drug-drug interactions increases.3 Similarly, the mode and convenience of administration must be considered; for example many patients might prefer oral administration. Treatment costs and approval status are also considerations. There are disparities in the indications for these drugs

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