Mortality in adults with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension

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July 8, 2019
mortality in adults with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension

Noninvasive echocardiographic markers of pulmonary artery pressure have been associated with early mortality in some studies in adults with sickle cell disease (scd), 1,2 but considerable controversy remains regarding the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension and its contribution to mortality.

В  mortality in adults with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension. Author information (1)college of medicine, howard university, washington, dc, usa.

В  to the editor noninvasive echocardiographic markers of elevated pulmonary artery pressure have been associated with early mortality in some studies in adults with sickle cell disease (scd),1,2 but considerable controversy remains regarding the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension and its.

In this study of adults with sickle cell disease, the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension as confirmed on right heart catheterization was 6.

Pulmonary hypertension as a risk factor for death in patients with sickle cell disease. Mortality in adults with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension.

Background the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in adults with sickle cell disease, the mechanism of its development, and its prospective prognostic significance are unknown.

Background in adults with sickle cell disease (scd), an increased tricuspid regurgitant velocity (trv) measured by doppler echocardiography, an increased serum n-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (nt-pro-bnp) level, and pulmonary hypertension (ph) diagnosed by right heart catheterization (rhc) are independent risk factors for mortality.