The right ventricle explains sex differences in survival in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Jacobs2014TheRV,
  title={The right ventricle explains sex differences in survival in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Wouter Jacobs and Mari{\"e}lle C. van de Veerdonk and Pia Trip and Frances S. de Man and Martijn W Heymans and Johannes Tim Marcus and Steven M. Kawut and Harm Jan Bogaard and A. L. Boonstra and Anton Vonk Noordegraaf},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2014},
  volume={145 6},
  pages={1230-1236}
}
BACKGROUND Male sex is an independent predictor of worse survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This finding might be explained by more severe pulmonary vascular disease, worse right ventricular (RV) function, or different response to therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying cause of sex differences in survival in patients treated for PAH. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of 101 patients with PAH (82 idiopathic, 15 heritable, four anorexigen… CONTINUE READING
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