Flolan (Epoprostenol) by GlaxoSmithKline is given continuously through an indwelling catheter.
This study is ongoing, but not recruiting, as of 10-22-12:
Study of a New Thermo Stable Formulation of Epoprostenol Sodium to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). This multicentre, open label, single-arm study in approximately 20 adult patients will evaluate the impact on lifestyle of a new thermo stable formulation of epoprostenol sodium in subjects with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). ClinicalTrials.gov.
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Epoprostenol Therapy for Severe Congestive Heart Failure: The Flolan International Randomized Survival Trial (FIRST). This study was for heart-failure patients (not PH patients), and the results were so bad the study was ended early, because the patients were dying off at an increased pace. Medscape.
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