Advances in Prostacyclin Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Eells, Patricia L.
April 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p42
Academic Journal
Focuses on the developments in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment as of April 2004. Description of PAH; Reclassification of pulmonary hypertension; Other forms of pulmonary hypertension as described in the World Health Organization proposals.


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