Elisabeth Bendstrup

Pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease: Prevalence, prognosis and 6 min walk test

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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an important complication to interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence and impact of PH on prognosis and exercise capacity in ILD patients. METHODS: 212 ILD patients were screened for PH by echocardiography. Criteria for PH were either a tricuspid pressure regurgitation gradient >40 mmHg, a tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion
Original languageEnglish
JournalRespiratory Medicine
Volume106
Issue6
Pages (from-to)875–882
ISSN0954-6111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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