Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

Posted On 2021-09-06 14:55:04

This series on “Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension” is edited by:
- Christian Apitz, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Childrens Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany.
- Astrid E. Lammers, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Clinic for Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.

By bringing together a number of specialists to refine and advance current knowledge on the topic of pediatric PH, we hope that this special series may stimulate and inspire physicians and researchers in order to move forward with care of children with this progressive and complex disease, true to the motto “It’s through collaboration that advances are made”.

Pediatric pulmonary hypertension
Christian Apitz, Astrid E. Lammers

Original Article
Effects of exercise training on heart rate variability in children and adolescents with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a pilot study
Jannos Siaplaouras, Marc Frerix, Anita Apitz, David Zöller, Christian Apitz

Hemodynamic and prognostic impact of the diastolic pulmonary arterial pressure in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension—a registry-based analysis
Christian Apitz, Rolf M. F. Berger, D. Dunbar Ivy, Tilman Humpl, Damien Bonnet, Maurice Beghetti, Dietmar Schranz, Heiner Latus; on behalf of the TOPP investigators

Brief Report
Update from the World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension 2018: does the new hemodynamic definition of pediatric pulmonary hypertension have an impact on treatment strategies?
Astrid E. Lammers, Christian Apitz

Case Report
Moyamoya disease associated with pediatric pulmonary hypertension—a case report
Johannes Krämer, Meinrad Beer, Michael Kaestner, Peter Bride, Benedikt Winter, Christian Apitz

Review Article
Role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in pediatric pulmonary hypertension—novel concepts and imaging biomarkers
Heiner Latus, Christian Meierhofer

Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in childhood—a rare disease not to be missed
Marc Pfluger, Tilman Humpl

Heart failure therapy based on interventricular mechanics and cardio-vascular communications
Dietmar Schranz, Hakan Akintuerk, Anoosh Esmaeili, Heiner Latus, Christian Apitz

Prognostic biomarkers in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension
Mark-Jan Ploegstra, Rolf M. F. Berger

Cardiac catheterization in pediatric pulmonary hypertension: a systematic and practical approach
Michael Kaestner, Christian Apitz, Astrid Elisabeth Lammers

Pulmonary vascular disease in Fontan circulation—is there a rationale for pulmonary vasodilator therapies?
Kolja Becker, Anselm Uebing, Jan Hinnerk Hansen

Altitude exposure in pediatric pulmonary hypertension—are we ready for (flight) recommendations?
Ulrike Herberg, Ralf Knies, Nicole Müller, Johannes Breuer

Systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension in children
Christian Apitz, Hermann Girschick

Treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in children
Matthias Gorenflo, Victoria C. Ziesenitz

A guide to echocardiographic assessment in children and adolescents with pulmonary hypertension
Astrid E. Lammers, Christian Apitz, Ina Michel-Behnke, Martin Koestenberger

Lung transplantation for pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension—quo vadis?
Wiebke Sommer, Gregor Warnecke

Treatment of adults with Eisenmenger syndrome—state of the art in the 21st century: a short overview
Gerhard-Paul Diller, Astrid E. Lammers, Erwin Oechslin

The series “Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension” was commissioned by the editorial office, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy without any sponsorship or funding. Christian Apitz and Astrid Lammers served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.