Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressure: An Independent Predictor of Mortality

  • Cooper R
  • Ghali J
  • Simmons B
 et al. 
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Abstract

Analyses in this study were based on hemodynamic and angiographic data obtained in a cohort of 1,371 predominantly black patients during right and left heart catheterization. All patients were followed up prospectively for a mean of 117 weeks, and 103 fatal events were recorded. In Cox survival analysis, three variables were found to be independently related to survival: pulmonary artery mean pressure (PAMP), number of stenosed vessels, and left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (p50 percent) and the 253 patients with a reduced ejection fraction (

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Authors

  • Richard Cooper

  • Jalal Ghali

  • Brian E. Simmons

  • Angel Castaner

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