Measurement to predict survival: the case of diastolic pulmonary gradient.

  title={Measurement to predict survival: the case of diastolic pulmonary gradient.},
  author={Robert Naeije},
  journal={JACC. Heart failure},
  volume={3 5},
When I revived the diastolic pressure gradient (DPG), I never thought of introducing a new prognostic marker (1). The purpose was only to improve the diagnosis of pulmonary vascular disease in heart failure (HF). However, a subsequent report by Gerges et al. (2) showed that an increased DPG is associated with a shorter survival in these patients. Thus Gerges et al. (2) comforted the notion that a high DPG phenotypes a subset of patients with HF and severe pulmonary vascular disease evolving… CONTINUE READING
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