Technology | June 15, 2010

Hypertension Reference Application Now Available for Smart Phones


June 15, 2010 – Health care professionals can now get information on the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) on their smart phones. Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc. recently released the PAH Mobile Reference Guide, a complimentary application, which is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Blackberry.

PAH is a complex disease with diagnosis often delayed for more than two years from onset of symptoms [1]. Richard Krasuski, M.D., staff cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, said, “Having this mobile resource of PAH pathology and diagnosis including echocardiogram videos is an important reference tool to help doctors suspect and identify PAH earlier. I am excited to have this unique tool available for physicians that diagnose, treat and follow PAH patients.”

The PAH Mobile Reference Guide provides a detailed source of information, including:

• PAH Pathology: illustrations and videos
• Diagnosis: tools and tables detailing signs, symptoms, and tests
• Treatment: guidelines and algorithms
• Resources: PAH links, glossary, and references

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic, life-threatening disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs of an affected individual. The function of the heart and lungs is severely compromised, leading to a limited exercise capacity, and, ultimately, a reduced life expectancy. Approximately 100,000 people in Europe and the United States are afflicted with either idiopathic PAH or PAH associated with other conditions such as scleroderma or congenital heart disease. Approved therapies have shown positive treatment effects in patients with PAH [2,3].

For more information: www.pahmobile.com.

References
1. Humbert M., Sitbon O., Chaouat A., et al. “Pulmonary arterial hypertension in France. Results from a national registry.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2006;173:1023-1030.
2. Humbert M.; Sitbon O.; Simonneau G.. “Treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.” New England Journal of Medicine. 2004;351:1425-36.
3. Humbert M.; Morrell N.W.; Archer S.L.; et al. “Cellular and molecular pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2004; 43:13-24

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