Effects of sildenafil on pulmonary hypertension and exercise tolerance in severe cystic fibrosis-related lung disease

Gregory S. Montgomery, Scott D. Sagel, Amy L. Taylor, Steven H. Abman

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Abstract

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with advanced lung disease are at risk for developing pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension, characterized by progressive exercise intolerance beyond the exercise-limiting effects of airways disease in CF. We report on a patient with severe CF lung disease who experienced clinically significant improvements in exercise tolerance and pulmonary hypertension without changing lung function during sildenafil therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-385
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric pulmonology
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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Keywords

  • 6-min walk test
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise
  • Phosphodiesterase inhibitor
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sildenafil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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