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Fukushima J Med Sci. 2010 Dec;56(2):135-8.

Effects of oral supplementation of L-arginine in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary embolism: a case report.

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Pharmacy Fukushima Medical University Hospital, Fukushima, Japan. h-ogapi@fmu.ac.jp

Abstract

We tried L-arginine for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary embolism. The plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level inversely correlated with the plasma concentration of L-arginine. After oral supplementation of L-arginine, patient's symptoms (shortness of breath and general malaise), state of congestive heart failure, and exercise capacity all improved. L-arginine may be effective in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary embolism.

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