ECG monitoring of treatment response in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients

I.R. Henkens, C.T. Gan, S.A. van Wolferen, M. Hew, A. Boonstra, J.W.R. Twisk, O. Kamp, E.E. van der Wall, M.J. Schalij, A. Vonk Noordegraaf, H.W. Vliegen

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Abstract

Background: The potential use of the ECG for monitoring treatment effects in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has not been investigated. We evaluated whether the ECG is useful for monitoring treatment response based on changes in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). Methods: An ECG was recorded in 81 PAH patients at the time of diagnostic right heart catheterization and after 1 year of treatment. Patients were treated according to the guidelines. Patients were divided into two groups based on PVR (ie, < 500 or > 500 dyne · s · cm
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1257
JournalChest
Volume134
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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