Risk factors associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis and implications for screening.

@article{Denton2011RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis and implications for screening.},
  author={Christopher P. Denton and {\'E}ric Hachulla},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 122},
  pages={270-6}
}
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a relatively common complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) affecting 5-12% of patients, and its development is associated with significant morbidity and a particularly poor prognosis. Deaths associated with other complications of SSc, such as renal crisis, have fallen significantly in recent years in line with improvements in their treatment and management. However, mortality due to PAH in this population, although improved, has shown a less dramatic… CONTINUE READING