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Review of inhaled iloprost for the control of pulmonary artery hypertension in children

Published in Vascular Health and Risk Management. 2009, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 325-31
Abstract In the pediatric population, pulmonary hypertension may present as an acute event in the setting of lung or cardiac pathology or as a chronic disease, mainly as idiopathic pulmonary hypertension or associated with congenital heart disease. Recently, new pharmacologic approaches have demonstrated significant efficacy in the management of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension; these include intravenous epoprostenol, prostacyclin analogs, endothelin receptor antagonists and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. The same treatment strategies are currently used in children. There are only few reports of the use of inhaled iloprost in pediatrics, only one of which reported the use of chronic inhaled iloprost in a significant number of children. This report showed that 1) the acute pulmonary vasodilator response to inhaled iloprost is equivalent to that of inhaled nitric oxide; 2) acute inhalation of iloprost can induce bronchoconstriction 3) the addition of inhaled iloprost can reduce the need for intravenous prostanoid therapy in some patients; 4) most children tolerated the combination of inhaled iloprost and endothelin receptor antagonist or phosphodiesterase inhibitors; 5) Several patients had clinical deterioration during chronic inhaled iloprost therapy and required rescue therapy with intravenous prostanoids. In this review we will discuss the role of inhaled iloprost in acute and chronic pulmonary hypertension in children.
Keywords Acute DiseaseAdministration, InhalationAdultAntihypertensive Agents/administration & dosage/adverse effectsChildChronic DiseaseDrug Therapy, CombinationHumansHypertension, Pulmonary/drug therapyIloprost/administration & dosage/adverse effectsTreatment OutcomeVasodilator Agents/administration & dosage/adverse effects
PMID: 19436672
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TISSOT-DAGUETTE, Cécile, BEGHETTI, Maurice. Review of inhaled iloprost for the control of pulmonary artery hypertension in children. In: Vascular Health and Risk Management, 2009, vol. 5, n° 1, p. 325-31. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:40768

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