• therapeutic
  • Nonetheless, circulating CD34 + /KDR + EPCs were reduced in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension or Eisenmenger syndrome, and a dose-dependent relationship with sildenafil treatment was found, 1 suggesting that therapeutic regimens influence these studies. (ahajournals.org)
  • In 1998, Dr. Yuan obtained an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association for his pioneer work in identifying novel therapeutic approaches for pulmonary vascular disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • His pulmonary vascular disease research propels the field on pathogenic roles of membrane receptors and ion channels and provides a new research direction for developing therapeutic approaches for the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Circulation
  • Dr. Yuan has served on many advisory committees and editorial boards, including Chair of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Chair of the Pulmonary Circulation Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. (wikipedia.org)
  • perfusion
  • In addition, treat respiratory illnesses aggressively in order to minimize or prevent increases in pulmonary bed reactivity from ventilation-perfusion mismatching and/or hypoxia. (medscape.com)
  • Mismatched perfusion defects on lung ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan and specific diagnostic signs for CTEPH seen by multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or conventional pulmonary cineangiography (PAG), such as ring-like stenoses, webs/slits, chronic total occlusions (pouch lesions, or tapered lesions) and tortuous lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abnormal
  • Clubbing of the digits, a disfigurement of the finger tips or toes (see image) Abnormal pulmonary function test results, with evidence of restriction and impaired gas exchange. (wikipedia.org)
  • Critical Care Med
  • While at the University of California, San Diego, he was the Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Medicine (2007-2010) and Associate Director for Research Training in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2003-2010). (wikipedia.org)
  • edema
  • High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) (HAPO spelled oedema in British English) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in the lungs) that occurs in otherwise healthy mountaineers at altitudes typically above 2,500 meters (8,200 ft). (wikipedia.org)
  • Pulmonary edema Altitude sickness High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) High-altitude flatus expulsion (HAFE) Pulse oximeter, the instrument to measure oxygen level in blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • chest
  • The symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include the following: Shortness of breath Fatigue Chest pain Palpitations (heartbeat rate increased) Pain (right side of the abdomen) Poor appetite Lightheadedness Fainting or syncope Swelling (legs/ankles) Cyanosis Less common signs/symptoms include non-productive cough and exercise-induced nausea and vomiting. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • Lung transplantation or pulmonary transplantation is a surgical procedure in which a patient's diseased lungs are partially or totally replaced by lungs which come from a donor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first successful transplant surgery involving the lungs was a heart-lung transplant, performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of Stanford University in 1981 on a woman who had idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. (wikipedia.org)
  • familial
  • 1-5 PAH can be idiopathic, familial, associated with conditions such as connective tissue disease, or resultant from drug or toxin exposure (eg, anorexigens). (ahajournals.org)
  • Data describing the natural history of idiopathic and familial PAH were derived from a 1980s National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported US registry. (ahajournals.org)