Exaggerated increase of exercise-induced pulmonary artery pressure in systemic sclerosis patients predominantly results from left ventricular diastolic dysfunction

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High prevalence of exaggerated pulmonary artery pressure response to exercise (EPAPR) was reported in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). However, pathophysiology of this phenomenon has not been well defined. Therefore, we evaluated the frequency and potential aetiology of EPAPR in SSc patients. We included 85 patients (79 female, 6 male, mean age 54.3… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00392-013-0594-x

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