Characteristics of Interstitial Fibrosis and Inflammatory Cell Infiltration in Right Ventricles of Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
General patient characteristics.
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Diastolic blood pressure
Therapy at time of death
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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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