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Cleve Clin J Med. 2007 Nov;74(11):789-93, 797-800, 802 passim.

Treating pulmonary arterial hypertension: cautious hope in a deadly disease.

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  • 1Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA.


Advances have brought cautious hope for patients with this progressive and deadly disease. Intravenous prostanoids are still the most effective long-term medications, but oral options are available for select patients who are closely monitored. General internists and specialists in pulmonary, cardiac, and rheumatic diseases each have their role in managing these patients.

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