DETECT, ASIG Algorithms Outperform ESC/ERS Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis

Author: Daniela Semedo
Date Published: January-2015
Source: Scleroderma News

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem connective tissue disease characterized by vasculopathy and fibrosis. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of the most severe organ complications and a leading cause of death in SSc. Estimations are that patients with SSc that have associated PAH have a 3-year survival of just 50%. Since early identification has been found to improve the outcome, researchers have been working on pinpointing the optimal care management for patients with SSc.