Low Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Death in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Author: Lara C. Pullen, PhD
Date Published: July-2014
Source: The Rheumatologist

Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-APAH) have a higher mortality rate than non-SSc-APAH patients with idiopathic disease as well as those with other connective tissue diseases (CTD-APAH). In a recent study, researchers pinpoint specific predictors that put patients with SSc-APAH at higher risk of death.