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Can Follow-up Hemodynamic Variables Predict Outcome in PAH?

Results of a new study suggest that stroke volume index may be the better hemodynamic variable to monitor in PAH – not cardiac index.

Measured at the time of diagnosis, hemodynamic variables such as cardiac index and right atrial pressure have been consistently associated with survival in in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Much less clear is the predictive power of hemodynamic values achieved after initial treatment of PAH.This short slide show provides a top-line review of a recent study that evaluated the prognostic importance of clinical and hemodynamic variables during the first follow-up assessment after management of PAH had begun.