Seven years of experience in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension in Ege University Hospital: diagnostic approach of a single center


KAYIKÇIOĞLU L. M. , Kultursay H.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.8, no.4, pp.279-285, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-285

Abstract

Objective: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a term used to define a variety of progressive conditions that have in common, increased pulmonary vascular resistance leading to right heart failure and death. There has been considerable decrease in mortality and morbidity with the advances in PAH treatment over the past decade. However, since there is no epidemiologic study in Turkey, the prevalence of PAH and its importance is not known yet. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic clinical experience of Ege University Medical School Cardiology Department with PAH patients.