08/06/07Persevering Against Pediatric Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
is the CE offering in the August issue of The American Nurse Today
. Despite recent therapeutic advances, prognosis is still poor for children with this incurable disease. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a disease primarily of the small distal pulmonary arteries that narrow and constrict, leading to increased pulmonary vascular resistance. This article discusses PAH pathophysiology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, drug therapies, and other interventions.
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