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Low-risk profile in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients predicts better survival

A comprehensive risk stratification at early follow-up determines prognosis in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Literature - Kylhammar D, Kjellström B, Hjalmarsson C, et al. - Eur Heart J 2017, In press

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These results support the use of comprehensive risk assessments and goal-oriented treatment approach towards a low-risk profile, as proposed by the ESC/ERS guidelines 2015. Moreover, the fact that only 29% of patients were in the low-risk group at follow-up, urges for better treatments and treatment strategies in general. Furthermore, the risk assessment successfully discriminates patients with better or worse outcome both at baseline and at follow-up, in which determination at follow-up better predicts long-term outcome.

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