The effective therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with inadequate clinical response is scarce except for lung transplantation when prostacyclin infusion is ineffective. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of selexipag in addition to the infusion of prostacyclin. Nine patients [median 38 (36–49) years of age; 78% female] with PAH whose clinical response was inadequate despite the use of prostacyclin infusion analogs, were evaluated. Addition of selexipag significantly improved hemodynamics and no serious adverse events were observed. Selexipag with prostacyclin infusion analogs can be an effective therapeutic strategy for the PAH patients with inadequate clinical response.
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