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Sildenafil as a treatment for pulmonary hypertension
  1. W D Carroll1,
  2. R Dhillon2
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr R Dhillon, Department of Cardiology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK;
    rami.dhillon{at}bch.nhs.uk

Abstract

Severe, chronic pulmonary hypertension in childhood is uncommon, difficult to treat, and carries a poor prognosis. Sildenafil (Viagra, Pfizer) has been used successfully in adults with pulmonary hypertension as monotherapy or in combination with inhaled prostacyclin. Here we report on its use in three children.

  • pulmonary hypertension
  • sildenafil
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