Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion is a robust outcome measure in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Mathai2011TricuspidAP,
  title={Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion is a robust outcome measure in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Stephen C. Mathai and Christopher T. Sibley and Paul R. Forfia and James O. Mudd and Micah R Fisher and Ryan J Tedford and Noah Lechtzin and Danielle Boyce and Laura K. Hummers and Traci Housten and Ari L. Zaiman and Reda E. Girgis and Paul M Hassoun},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2410-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) strongly reflects right ventricular (RV) function and predicts survival in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). But its role in systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated PAH has not been established. Our objective was to validate the TAPSE in the assessment of RV function and prediction of survival in SSc-PAH. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with SSc-PAH who underwent echocardiography with TAPSE measurement within 1 h… CONTINUE READING
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