International Journal of Rheumatology / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Characteristics of Interstitial Fibrosis and Inflammatory Cell Infiltration in Right Ventricles of Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Table 1

General patient characteristics.


Age, yrs
Male/Female no.
Heart rate
mPpa, mmHg
PCWP, mmHg
PVR, dynes·s·cm−5
CI, l min·m2
Systolic blood pressure
Diastolic blood pressure
TLC, %
Therapy at time of death
Prostacycline ( )47
ERA ( )12
PDE-5 inhibitor ( )10

Values expressed as mean SE or otherwise as stated. Abbreviations: ABS: atrial balloon septostomy;   CI: cardiac index; DLCO%: percentage of predicted of the diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; ERA: endothelin receptor antagonist; mPpa: mean pulmonary artery pressure; PCWP: pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; PDE-5: phosphodiesterase 5; PVR: pulmonary vascular resistance; IPAH: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension; SScPAH: systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension; TLC%: percentage of predicted total long capacity.

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