Pediatric pulmonary hypertension

Steven H. Abman, Georg Hansmann, Stephen L. Archer, D. Dunbar Ivy, Ian Adatia, Wendy K. Chung, Brian D. Hanna, Erika B. Rosenzweig, J. Usha Raj, David Cornfield, Kurt R. Stenmark, Robin Steinhorn, Bernard Thébaud, Jeffrey R. Fineman, Titus Kuehne, Jeffrey A. Feinstein, Mark K. Friedberg, Michael Earing, Robyn J. Barst, Roberta L. KellerJohn P. Kinsella, Mary Mullen, Robin Deterding, Thomas Kulik, George Mallory, Tilman Humpl, David L. Wessel

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Pulmonary hypertension is associated with diverse cardiac, pulmonary, and systemic diseases in neonates, infants, and older children and contributes to significant morbidity and mortality. However, current approaches to caring for pediatric patients with pulmonary hypertension have been limited by the lack of consensus guidelines from experts in the field. In a joint effort from the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society, a panel of experienced clinicians and clinician-scientists was assembled to review the current literature and to make recommendations on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension. This publication presents the results of extensive literature reviews, discussions, and formal scoring of recommendations for the care of children with pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2037-2099
Number of pages63
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 24 2015


  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • congenital heart disease
  • genetics
  • persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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