Diffusion Capacity and Mortality in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
The prognostic importance of lung diffusion capacity testing in pulmonary hypertension patients has been analysed in this study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
This study sought to investigate the prognostic importance of a low diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) in patients with a catheter-based diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension due to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF).
The study findings show that "in patients with PH-HFpEF, a low DLCO is associated with a high mortality risk.
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Diffusion Capacity and Mortality in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction"
- Authors: Marius M. Hoeper, Katrin Meyer, Jessica Rademacher, Jan Fuge, Tobias Welte, Karen M. Olsson
- Published in:Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC Heart Failure) February 2016
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