What is the role of vaccines in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)?

Updated: Apr 25, 2018
  • Author: Kristin E Schwab, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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To decrease the risk of developing pneumonia (which has been found to be the cause of death in 7% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension [PAH]), patients should receive vaccinations against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. [19]


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