Vanderbilt study suggests way to prevent rare lung disease

Vanderbilt study suggests way to prevent rare lung disease

Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs.


A key player in PAH is the proangiogenic cell (PAC), a cell produced by the bone marrow that normally promotes the growth of new blood vessels.