Pulmonary hypertension in the CREST syndrome variant of systemic sclerosis.


Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) occurred in 59 (9%) of 673 systemic sclerosis patients seen between 1963 and 1983. In 30 patients, all with the CREST syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasias), the pulmonary hypertension was isolated, i.e., independent of other pulmonary or cardiac conditions. In 20… (More)


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