Prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: correlation with physiological parameters (Journal article)

Papakosta, D./ Pitsiou, G./ Daniil, Z./ Dimadi, M./ Stagaki, E./ Rapti, A./ Antoniou, K./ Tzouvelekis, A./ Kontakiotis, T./ Tryfon, S./ Polychronopoulos, V./ Bouros, D.

The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). One hundred thirty-nine patients (101 male, mean age = 68.6 +/- 9 years), with confirmed IPF and who were admitted to eight Pulmonary Departments in Greece between November 2005 and December 2006 were included in the study. Pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) was estimated by echocardiography, and PH was defined as PASP > 36 mmHg. We compared demographics, pulmonary function tests, NYHA functional status, 6-min walk distance (6MWD), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), PaO(2), and P(A-a)O(2) at rest data between patients with PH and without PH (PASP
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Aged,Echocardiography,Echocardiography, Doppler,Exercise Test,Female,Greece/epidemiology,Humans,Hypertension, Pulmonary/diagnosis/*epidemiology/ultrasonography,Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis/*epidemiology,Lung/physiopathology/ultrasonography,Male,Middle Aged,Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/blood,Oxygen/blood,Prevalence,Prospective Studies,Respiratory Function Tests,Walking/physiology
ISSN: 1432-1750
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