Pulmonary vascular resistance predicts early mortality in patients with diffuse fibrotic lung disease and suspected pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Corte2009PulmonaryVR,
  title={Pulmonary vascular resistance predicts early mortality in patients with diffuse fibrotic lung disease and suspected pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Tamera J Corte and Stephen John Wort and Michael A. Gatzoulis and Peter Macdonald and David M. Hansell and Athol U Wells},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={883-8}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with a poor prognosis in diffuse lung disease (DLD). A study was undertaken to compare the prognostic significance of invasive and non-invasive parameters in patients with DLD and suspected PH. METHODS Hospital records of consecutive patients with DLD undergoing right heart catheterisation (RHC) were reviewed (n = 66). Mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and non-invasive variables were examined against… CONTINUE READING

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