Early Vasodilator Treatment, High Mortality Found in Swedish Children

Early Vasodilator Treatment, High Mortality Found in Swedish Children

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Early Vasodilator Treatment, High Mortality Found in Swedish Children

A large proportion of Swedish children younger than 7 who were diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) started treatment with vasodilators before age 1, and almost all of those treated received Revatio (sildenafil) as a first therapy, according to an analysis of a nationwide prescription registry. Despite treatment, mortality was high, which is why the scientists said more studies of PH children are needed to understand underlying disease-causing mechanisms and the impact of treatment. The study,…

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