January 20th, 2012

Pulmonary Pressure Prognostic in Heart Failure

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Pulmonary artery systolic pressure is not only a strong predictor of death in heart failure patients, but also provides prognostic information independent of known predictors of outcomes, according the results of a community-based study…Compared with the lowest tertile, patients with pulmonary artery systolic pressure in the highest tertile were more than twice as likely to die from all-cause death and cardiovascular disease at one year, noted Veronique L. Roger, MD, MPH, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues.

MedPage Today, by Kurt Ullman, 1/10/2012

Tags: Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Vascular

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