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Session Recording from PHA's 2012 10th International PH Conference
Inhaled Therapies for PAH

June 24, 2012

Prostacyclins are highly effective medications for treating PAH. In the past, prostacyclins had to be given directly through a catheter into a vein or under the skin. There are now two FDA-approved prostacyclins that are given by the inhaled route (iloprost, treprostinil). There are also three oral medications being studied that affect the prostacyclin pathway: two prostacyclins (treprostinil, beraprost) and one medication that acts similar to prostacyclins by activating the prostacyclin receptor. This session will review the safety and benefits of inhaled prostacyclins and outline the current research on oral prostacyclins.

Presenter Information

Ivan Robbins, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. (Chair); Kimberly Farmer, RN, BSN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.; Gautam Ramani, MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.; James Runo, MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.








Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. Gilead Sciences, Inc. Bayer HealthCare United Therapeutics Corporation
This is a program of the PHA Medical Education Fund, made possible through unrestricted educational grants from our supporters.


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