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Vol 85, No 5 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-10-30
Submitted: 2017-07-11
Accepted: 2017-09-23
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Sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension treated with sildenafil ― a case report

Aneta Kacprzak, Monika Szturmowicz, Barbara Burakowska, Monika Franczuk, Jarosław Kober, Marcin Kurzyna, Michał Wilk, Sebastian Szmit, Adam Torbicki, Jan Kuś
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2017.0042
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(5):258-263.

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Vol 85, No 5 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-10-30
Submitted: 2017-07-11
Accepted: 2017-09-23

Abstract

Development of sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) significantly worsens prognosis in sarcoidosis patients. Unfortunately, there is no treatment of proven benefit for this condition. Medications used for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension are of great interest in this respect. Here, we report a case of a patient with severe SAPH treated with sildenafil. A significant, but only temporary improvement in functional status was observed, and the patient died of gradually progressing heart and respiratory failure while awaiting for lung transplantation.

Abstract

Development of sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) significantly worsens prognosis in sarcoidosis patients. Unfortunately, there is no treatment of proven benefit for this condition. Medications used for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension are of great interest in this respect. Here, we report a case of a patient with severe SAPH treated with sildenafil. A significant, but only temporary improvement in functional status was observed, and the patient died of gradually progressing heart and respiratory failure while awaiting for lung transplantation.

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Keywords

sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, treatment, sidlenafil

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Title

Sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension treated with sildenafil ― a case report

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 5 (2017)

Pages

258-263

Published online

2017-10-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2017.0042

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(5):258-263.

Keywords

sarcoidosis
pulmonary hypertension
treatment
sidlenafil

Authors

Aneta Kacprzak
Monika Szturmowicz
Barbara Burakowska
Monika Franczuk
Jarosław Kober
Marcin Kurzyna
Michał Wilk
Sebastian Szmit
Adam Torbicki
Jan Kuś

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