Four cases of lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension after failure of epoprostenol therapy

Mitsutomo Kohno, Hiroyuki Fukushima, Toru Satoh, Yuichi Tamura, Masato Minami, Hiroshi Date, Takashi Kondo, Hiroaki Nomori

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Abstract

Four patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension underwent lung transplantation after failure of epoprostenol therapy. They were all female and the average age was 26 years at the time of transplantation. Cardiopulmonary function of three patients improved after surgery and they were successfully rehabilitated and are doing well without oxygen inhalation therapy. One patient died due to early graft dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-975
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Volume70
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 20

Keywords

  • Epoprostenol
  • Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Lung transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Kohno, M., Fukushima, H., Satoh, T., Tamura, Y., Minami, M., Date, H., Kondo, T., & Nomori, H. (2011). Four cases of lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension after failure of epoprostenol therapy. Japanese Journal of Chest Diseases, 70(9), 971-975.