Racial and ethnic differences in pulmonary arterial hypertension

PVRI Member Authors: Steven Kawut, Kari Roberts, William Nichols

Abstract

This study explores the racial and ethnic differences in presentation, severity, and treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in a large multicenter registry. African American and Hispanic patients are more likely to present with associated PAH compared to non-Hispanic whites. Hispanic patients with PAH were less likely to be treated with PAH-specific medications compared to non-Hispanic whites.

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Topics

Epidemiology
Exercise
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Authors

Nadine Al-Naamani, Jessica K. Paulus, Michael W. Pauciulo, Katie Lutz

Published in:

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 7: No 4 cover image

December 2017

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 7: No 4

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