PAH disease burden ‘significant’

Author: Laura Cowen
Date Published: July-2014
Source: MedWire News

Patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have a substantial burden of disease, with more than half hospitalised during the first 3 years post-diagnosis, research shows. “Mean total hospital days in the year after first admission (inclusive of first admission)[…] was 15.3 days (median 7.0 days), which represents a significant burden for both the healthcare system as a whole and for individual patients”, report Charles Burger (Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA) and colleagues in Chest.