Borderline pulmonary arterial pressure in systemic sclerosis patients: a post-hoc analysis of the DETECT study

Author: S. Visovatti, O. Distler, J. Coghlan, C. Denton, et al
Date Published: December-2014
Source: Arthritis Research & Therapy

Patients with mean pulmonary artery pressures (mPAP) of 21 to 24mm Hg have a so-called borderline elevation of mPAP (BoPAP)?a condition thought to represent early-stage pulmonary arterial vasculopathy. Based on the DETECT study, this post-hoc analysis examined patient characteristics of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with normal mPAP, BoPAP and elevated mPAP, fulfilling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) criteria.