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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Pulmonary Vascular Disease I |

A Single-Center Experience With Outpatient Initiation of IV Prostacyclin Therapy for PAH

MaryEllen Antkowiak, MD
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University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1172A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1281
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease I

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Intravenous (IV) prostacyclins remain standard therapy for advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) but typically require hospitalization for initiation. At our small, academic referral center, bed availability became a frequent barrier to admissions, prompting development of a plan for outpatient initiation. In this retrospective analysis, we assessed patient outcomes following outpatient initiation of IV prostacyclin.

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