Determinants of pulmonary artery hypertension at rest and during exercise in patients with heart failure.

@article{Tumminello2007DeterminantsOP,
  title={Determinants of pulmonary artery hypertension at rest and during exercise in patients with heart failure.},
  author={Gabriele Tumminello and Patrizio Lancellotti and Mathieu Lempereur and Vincent D'orio and L. Pierard},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={569-74}
}
AIMS Pulmonary hypertension, a marker of poor prognosis in heart failure, may develop or increase during exercise. We sought to examine the determinants of pulmonary hypertension at rest and during exercise in heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-six patients with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction (ejection fraction: 30 +/- 6%) underwent a semi-recumbent, incremental bicycle exercise Doppler echocardiography. LV systolic and diastolic function, pulmonary artery systolic pressure… CONTINUE READING