Algorithm Helps DETECT Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis

According to the University of Michigan’s Department of Internal Medicine Patients, “Patients with limited scleroderma have the risk of developing progressive blood vessel narrowing in the lungs frequently in the absence of lung scarring and inflammation. This complication is called pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).”

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In this ElsGlobalMedicalNews video, watch Dr. Dinesh Khanna talk about how the use of a two-step algorithm significantly increased the rate of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) diagnosis in systemic sclerosis patients.

Last year, a review study suggested that borderline pulmonary pressure in patients with scleroderma can represent a condition of pre-pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). 

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