Screening and diagnostic modalities for connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a frequent complication in connective tissue diseases (CTD), especially in systemic sclerosis (SSc), and is associated with a high degree of morbidity and mortality. We undertook a systematic review for the screening tests for CTD-PAH. METHODS A systematic literature search of PAH in CTD was performed in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2013.08.002

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