A comprehensive risk stratification at early follow-up determines prognosis in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Kylhammar2017ACR,
  title={A comprehensive risk stratification at early follow-up determines prognosis in pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={David Kylhammar and Barbro Kjellstr{\"o}m and Clara Hjalmarsson and K. Jansson and Magnus D Nisell and Stefan S{\"o}derberg and Gerhard Wikstroem and G{\"o}ran R{\aa}degran},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2017}
}
Aims Guidelines recommend a goal-oriented treatment approach in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The aim is to reach a low-risk profile, as determined by a risk assessment instrument. This strategy is incompletely validated. We aimed to investigate the bearing of such risk assessment and the benefit of reaching a low-risk profile. Methods and results Five hundred and thirty PAH patients were included. Follow-up assessments performed after a median of 4 (interquartile range 3-5) months… CONTINUE READING
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