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SLE Patients at Increased Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus were at increased risk for a rare complication of pulmonary hypertension, according to recent study results.

Researchers in Turkey retrospectively studied 122 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; mean age, 38.5 years; 88% women) who were admitted to a rheumatology outpatient clinic during a 6-month period. Patients were considered to have pulmonary hypertension (PH) if they had a systolic pulmonary arterial pressure of 40 mm Hg or greater by Doppler echocardiography.

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Source: Healio


SLE Patients at Increased Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus were at increased risk for a rare complication of pulmonary hypertension, according to recent study results.

Researchers in Turkey retrospectively studied 122 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; mean age, 38.5 years; 88% women) who were admitted to a rheumatology outpatient clinic during a 6-month period. Patients were considered to have pulmonary hypertension (PH) if they had a systolic pulmonary arterial pressure of 40 mm Hg or greater by Doppler echocardiography.

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Source: Healio



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