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The management of pulmonary hypertension in children

Haworth, SG; (2008) The management of pulmonary hypertension in children. Archives of Disease in Childhood , 93 (7) pp. 620-625.

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension is relatively common in children and has many causes. The management of the condition has changed dramatically in the past 5 years with the introduction of new medicines. However, diagnosis, investigation and choice of therapy remain a challenge. In 2002 the United Kingdom Pulmonary Hypertension Service for Children was established and this has become the mainstay of management in this country. This service, based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, provides advice, expertise and infrastructure support for the most severely affected patients, particularly those with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension for whom chronic intravenous prostacyclin remains the most effective medication. New medicines are being developed which, rather than focussing on dilating a diseased pulmonary vascular bed, aim to structurally remodel the pulmonary vasculature towards normal

Type: Article
Title: The management of pulmonary hypertension in children
Additional information: PubMed ID: 18381346 Accession Number: 2009980010. Language: English. Entry Date: 20080801. Publication Type: journal article. Journal Subset: Biomedical; Online/Print; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Pediatric Care. No. of Refs: 19 ref. NLM UID: 0372434
Keywords: Antihypertensive Agents -- Therapeutic Use, ARTICLE, Child, children, diagnosis, Heart Catheterization, Hospital, Hypertension, Pulmonary -- Classification, Hypertension, Pulmonary -- Diagnosis, Hypertension, Pulmonary -- Etiology, Hypertension, Pulmonary -- Therapy, JOURNAL, London, MANAGEMENT, new, NORMAL, Patient Selection, Quality of Life, therapy, United Kingdom
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/179383
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