Detection of pulmonary vasculopathy by novel analysis of oxygen uptake in patients with systemic sclerosis: association with pulmonary arterial pressures.

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OBJECTIVES During cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) compromised pulmonary vasculature in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may lead to increases in pulmonary arterial pressures (PAP) and decreased oxygen uptake. We hypothesised that this may lead into a disproportional heart rate (HR) increase with a corresponding V'O₂/HR breakpoint and relates… (More)

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@article{Ninaber2014DetectionOP, title={Detection of pulmonary vasculopathy by novel analysis of oxygen uptake in patients with systemic sclerosis: association with pulmonary arterial pressures.}, author={Maarten K Ninaber and W. B. G. J. Hamersma and Anne A. Schouffoer and G. Kov{\'a}cs and Heidi Olschewski and Elias Holman and Nina Ajmone Marsan and Jonathan D. Stolk}, journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology}, year={2014}, volume={32 6 Suppl 86}, pages={S-60-7} }