Review backs immunosuppressants for connective tissue disease-associated PAH

The paper is a 'first', and offers useful data to aid clinical decision-making, researchers say

Most patients with connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension can safely be prescribed immunosuppressants but the benefits are variable, a new analysis shows.

The systematic review shows patients with comorbid SLE and pulmonary arterial hypertension (SLE-PAH) have a better response to immunosuppressive therapy than patients with other connective tissue disease (CTD) subtypes.

Chinese researchers say their findings provide clear indicators for clinicians on when to initiate non-biological agents