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Effect of dual pulmonary vasodilator therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease: a retrospective analysis.

Monfredi O, Heward E, Griffiths L, Condliffe R, Mahadevan VS - Open Heart (2016)

Bottom Line: Pooled patient and treatment data showed initial improvement followed by stabilisation in mean 6 min walk distance (6MWD).For Down and non-Down patients, mean 6MWD increased and then stabilised on bosentan monotherapy.Mean 6MWD of patients on dual therapy at the time of analysis was 246.3 m before PAH-specific therapy initiation, 211.9 m immediately prior to addition of a second therapy and 214.4 m at last visit while on dual therapy. 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates for all patients from time of treatment initiation were 96%, 87% and 80%, respectively.

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Affiliation: University of Manchester, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Manchester, UK; Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK; Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging-Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

ABSTRACT

Background: Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are managed according to evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Methods and results: In this single-centre retrospective analysis, we examined outcomes of patients with PAH caused by congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) with respect to exercise capacity and survival of adults treated with either bosentan or sildenafil monotherapy or bosentan-sildenafil dual therapy between January 2007 and January 2014. Of the 82 patients analysed, 29 had Down syndrome; 54 (65.8%) received bosentan monotherapy, 16 (19.5%) sildenafil monotherapy and 12 (14.6%) dual therapy. Mean treatment duration was 2.5 years for all patients and 4.1 years for 38 patients treated for ≥2 years. Pooled patient and treatment data showed initial improvement followed by stabilisation in mean 6 min walk distance (6MWD). For Down and non-Down patients, mean 6MWD increased and then stabilised on bosentan monotherapy. Mean 6MWD of patients on dual therapy at the time of analysis was 246.3 m before PAH-specific therapy initiation, 211.9 m immediately prior to addition of a second therapy and 214.4 m at last visit while on dual therapy. 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates for all patients from time of treatment initiation were 96%, 87% and 80%, respectively.

Conclusions: For the majority of patients, monotherapy with a PAH-specific medication provided improved and sustained exercise benefits. For the small percentage of patients who required it, add-on therapy appeared to prevent further deterioration in exercise capacity but did not improve 6MWD.

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Survival from treatment initiation for all patients and by Down syndrome status. DS, Down syndrome.
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OPENHRT2016000399F3: Survival from treatment initiation for all patients and by Down syndrome status. DS, Down syndrome.

Mentions: Over the follow-up period, 14 patients died, of whom four had Down syndrome. 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates for all patients from time of treatment initiation were 96%, 87% and 80%, respectively. For patients without Down syndrome the rates were 100%, 89% and 81%, respectively, and for those with Down syndrome they were 88%, 83% and 83%, respectively (figure 3). Cause of death varied and included sudden cardiac death, progressive right heart failure and death from thromboembolic complications.


Effect of dual pulmonary vasodilator therapy in pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease: a retrospective analysis.

Monfredi O, Heward E, Griffiths L, Condliffe R, Mahadevan VS - Open Heart (2016)

Survival from treatment initiation for all patients and by Down syndrome status. DS, Down syndrome.
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OPENHRT2016000399F3: Survival from treatment initiation for all patients and by Down syndrome status. DS, Down syndrome.
Mentions: Over the follow-up period, 14 patients died, of whom four had Down syndrome. 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates for all patients from time of treatment initiation were 96%, 87% and 80%, respectively. For patients without Down syndrome the rates were 100%, 89% and 81%, respectively, and for those with Down syndrome they were 88%, 83% and 83%, respectively (figure 3). Cause of death varied and included sudden cardiac death, progressive right heart failure and death from thromboembolic complications.

Bottom Line: Pooled patient and treatment data showed initial improvement followed by stabilisation in mean 6 min walk distance (6MWD).For Down and non-Down patients, mean 6MWD increased and then stabilised on bosentan monotherapy.Mean 6MWD of patients on dual therapy at the time of analysis was 246.3 m before PAH-specific therapy initiation, 211.9 m immediately prior to addition of a second therapy and 214.4 m at last visit while on dual therapy. 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates for all patients from time of treatment initiation were 96%, 87% and 80%, respectively.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Manchester, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Manchester, UK; Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK; Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging-Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

ABSTRACT

Background: Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are managed according to evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Methods and results: In this single-centre retrospective analysis, we examined outcomes of patients with PAH caused by congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) with respect to exercise capacity and survival of adults treated with either bosentan or sildenafil monotherapy or bosentan-sildenafil dual therapy between January 2007 and January 2014. Of the 82 patients analysed, 29 had Down syndrome; 54 (65.8%) received bosentan monotherapy, 16 (19.5%) sildenafil monotherapy and 12 (14.6%) dual therapy. Mean treatment duration was 2.5 years for all patients and 4.1 years for 38 patients treated for ≥2 years. Pooled patient and treatment data showed initial improvement followed by stabilisation in mean 6 min walk distance (6MWD). For Down and non-Down patients, mean 6MWD increased and then stabilised on bosentan monotherapy. Mean 6MWD of patients on dual therapy at the time of analysis was 246.3 m before PAH-specific therapy initiation, 211.9 m immediately prior to addition of a second therapy and 214.4 m at last visit while on dual therapy. 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates for all patients from time of treatment initiation were 96%, 87% and 80%, respectively.

Conclusions: For the majority of patients, monotherapy with a PAH-specific medication provided improved and sustained exercise benefits. For the small percentage of patients who required it, add-on therapy appeared to prevent further deterioration in exercise capacity but did not improve 6MWD.

No MeSH data available.


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