Pulmonary Hypertension Publications

The following publications about pulmonary hypertension (PH) were written by staff at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and include information about the causes, diagnosis and management of PH.


Lau KC, Frank DB, Hanna BD, Patel AR. Utility of Electrocardiogram in the Assessment and Monitoring of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension (Idiopathic or Secondary to Pulmonary Developmental Abnormalities) in Patients ≤ 18 Years of Age. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 15;114(2):294-9

Lynch JM, Buckley EM, Schwab PJ, Busch DR, Hanna BD, Putt ME, Licht DJ, Yodh AG. Noninvasive optical quantification of cerebral venous oxygen saturation in humans. Acad Radiol. 2014 Feb;21(2):162-7.

Del Pizzo JA and Hanna BD. Recommendations for emergency department treatment of children with pulmonary hypertension. Accepted, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2014.

Partridge EA, Hanna BD, Panitch HB, Rintoul NE, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL. Pulmonary hypertension in giant omphalocele infants. Accepted, Journal of the PAPS, 2014.

Healy F, Lin W, Feng R, Hanna BD, Hedrick HL, Panitch HB. An association between pulmonary hypertension and impaired lung function in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Mar 13. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23035


McIntyre C, Hanna BD, Rintoul N, Ramsey EZ. Safety of Epoprostenol and treprostinil in children less than 12 months of age. Pulm Circ 2013; 3(4):862-869.

Hanna BD, Meluskey HL. Cor Pulmonale. In: 5 min Pediatrics. 2013


Lin KY, Bernadzikowski T, Walker S, Hanna BD, Kaufman B. Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, and Pulmonary Hypertension. In: Gleason MM, Rychik J, and Shaddy RE, Eds. Pediatric Practice Cardiology. McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, 2012, pages 249-264.

Abman SH, Kinsella JP, Rosenzweig EB, Krishnan U, Kulik T, Mullen M, Wessel DL, Steinhorn R, Adatia I, Hanna BD, Feinstein J, Fineman J, Raj U, Humpl T. Implications of the FDA Warning Against the Use of Sildenafil for the Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 15;187(6):572-5. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201210-1928PP. Epub 2012 Dec 6


Goldberg DJ, French B, McBride MG, Marino BS, Mirarchi N, Hanna BD, Wernovsky G, Paridon SM, Rychik J. Impact of oral sildenafil on exercise performance in children and young adults after the Fontan operation: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Circulation. 2011 Mar 22;123(11):1185-93

Hall EK, Glatz AC, Quartermain MD, Ravishankar C, Kaufman B, Cohen MS, Hanna BD, Goldberg DJ. Brain-type natriuretic peptide correlates with right heart pressures in a cross section of pediatric heart transplant patients. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Feb;15(1):70-4.


Hanna BD, Conrad C. Lung Transplantation for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2009; 27:49-55.


Ravishankar C, Hanna BD. Pulmonary Hypertension, In: The Requisites-Pediatric Critical Care. Ed: D. Davis and M. Helfaer, Elsevier Publishing Co, 2008.

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