International Journal of Rheumatology / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

SAPHIRE: Stress and Pulmonary Hypertension in Rheumatoid Evaluation—A Prevalence Study

Table 2

Patient characteristics by PAH status ().

PAH determined by RHC ()PAH determined by EchoCG ()
No PAH ( [67%])PAH ( [33%]) valueNo PAH ( [76%])PAH ( [24%]) value

Age (yrs)62.3 ± 9.358.0 ± 12.70.6660.0 ± 9.860.6 ± 11.30.82
WHO Class II425615
WHO Class III0003
BMI (kg⋅m−2)32.5 ± 5.235.7 ± 7.30.0629.0 ± 5.631.1 ± 5.70.16
CRP (mg⋅L−1)20.2 ± 20.04.1 ± 032.7 ± 57.323.5 ± 21.00.55
CCP (U⋅L−1)223 ± 158.1312 ± 0111.8 ± 123.4110.8 ± 115.90.98
PASPr (resting) (mmHg)31.8 ± 4.537.5 ± 14.80.4725.5 ± 3.340.8 ± 20.4<0.05
PASPe (exercise) (mmHg)48.8 ± 15.751.5 ± 9.20.8428.2 ± 5.042.5 ± 5.8<0.05
REEP (rise with exercise)17 ± 12.214 ± 5.70.773.1 ± 4.56.3 ± 21.30.31
DLCO (% predicted)80.8 ± 14.292 ± 14.10.4185.3 ± 13.378.8 ± 14.20.04
6MWD (m)382.8 ± 19.2290 ± 12.70.18441.3 ± 105.8356.8 ± 92.7<0.05

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