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Rapid recurrence of pulmonary hypertension following cessation of nifedipine.
  1. M. M. Gallagher,
  2. C. M. Hart,
  3. C. J. Vaughan,
  4. W. H. Fennell
  1. Department of Cardiology, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.


    In a young woman with primary pulmonary hypertension, treatment with low-dose nifedipine resulted in resolution of symptoms and of tricuspid regurgitation. On withdrawal of nifedipine, symptomatic pulmonary hypertension recurred within 48 hours and was controlled by reintroduction of low-dose nifedipine.

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