Sildenafil improves clinical and functional status of an elderly postmenopausal female with ‘out of proportion’ PH associated with left heart disease

  • Michele Correale | opsfco@tin.it Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
  • Antonio Totaro Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
  • Armando Ferraretti Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
  • Matteo Di Biase Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
  • Natale Daniele Brunetti Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Abstract

We report a case of an elderly woman with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and pulmonary hypertension (HFpEF-PH), refractory to conventional therapy for left heart failure and successfully treated by sildenafil.

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Published
2013-12-30
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Keywords:
Sildenafil, pulmonary hypertension, left heart failure, diastolic heart failure.
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Correale, M., Totaro, A., Ferraretti, A., Di Biase, M., & Brunetti, N. D. (2013). Sildenafil improves clinical and functional status of an elderly postmenopausal female with ‘out of proportion’ PH associated with left heart disease. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 80(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.23