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Abnormal pulmonary vascular responses in patients registered with a systemic autoimmunity database: Pulmonary Hypertension Assessment and Screening Evaluation using stress echocardiography (PHASE-I).

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
6
Pages
439–446
Identifiers
PMID: 16431161
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Stress echocardiography is a useful tool in identifying individuals with autoimmune disease who may have underlying pulmonary arterial disease that may be amenable to therapy. We noted a consistent elevation in sPAP across all autoimmune subtypes, suggesting an abnormal pulmonary vascular response to exercise exists in these patients.

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