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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease I |

Revisiting Nesiritide (Natrecor) in Group 2 Pulmonary Hypertension

Abdul Rahman, MD; Pratima Dibba, MD; Lukman Hassan, MD; Zaza Cohen, MD; Errol Williams, MD
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HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, Nutley, NJ


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1207A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1316
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to left heart disease, classified as Group 2 PH, is the most common cause of PH, with significant morbidity and mortality. There is no specific treatment for Group 2 PH other than treatment of the underlying condition. This case study evaluates the use of nesiritide, a recombinant B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) which is no longer indicated for the treatment for acute or chronic decompensated heart failure, as a drug for severe group 2 PH.

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