Pulmonary hypertension: prevalence and mortality in the Armadale echocardiography cohort

@inproceedings{Strange2012PulmonaryHP,
  title={Pulmonary hypertension: prevalence and mortality in the Armadale echocardiography cohort},
  author={Geoff Strange and David A Playford and Simon Stewart and Jenny A Deague and Helen Nelson and Aaron R. Kent and Eli Gabbay},
  booktitle={Heart},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) lacks community prevalence and outcome data. OBJECTIVE To characterise minimum 'indicative' prevalences and mortality data for all forms of PHT in a selected population with an elevated estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (ePASP) on echocardiography. DESIGN Observational cohort study. SETTING Residents of Armadale and the surrounding region in Western Australia (population 165 450) referred to our unit for transthoracic echocardiography… CONTINUE READING