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Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension, Access, Side Effects
- Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious and life-threatening disease characterized by an elevation in mean pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance, leading to right heart failure and death.1,2
- PH has primarily been studied among adults and therefore clinical therapies have also aimed at treating this population.3-5
- Several pharmaceutical treatments are available and approved for use in adults, however, the effectiveness among children has yet to be sufficiently determined though they are considered the standard treatment regimen in children.
- Accessing specialized pediatric PH care providers who are versant in these therapies is difficult.
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Brown, Rebecca; Pierce, Megan; Nelson, Samara; Bangerter Seelos, Ashley; Cook, Ella; Stickle, Heather; Johansen, Michael; and Nelson, Erik J., "The Unseen Burdens of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension: Treatment Side Effects and Access to Care" (2022). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2022. 9.
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