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14 April 2015
Capillary pCO2 can be used to distinguish idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension from pulmonary hypertension due to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, research indicates.
14 April 2015
Research shows that an early decline in 6-minute walk test distance can predict worsening of disease in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
14 April 2015
A study has found that treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients younger than 55 years significantly improves their performance on the 6-minute walk test.
13 March 2015
Monitoring pericardial effusion on serial transthoracic echocardiograms provides useful prognostic information in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, research suggests.
13 March 2015
An enzyme that facilitates modification of proteins via a glucose metabolism pathway may promote cell proliferation in the lung tissue of patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, say researchers.
13 March 2015
Research suggests that combining pulmonary artery and ventricular measurements improves the chances of identifying pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing computed tomography pulmonary angiography.
12 March 2015
Researchers have provided evidence for distinct processes underlying vasodilator-responsive and nonresponsive idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
13 February 2015
Baseline right ventricular ejection fraction as evaluated by conventional planar equilibrium radionuclide angiography is significantly associated with outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, research suggests.
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