The impact of the new World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension definition of pulmonary hypertension on the prevalence of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension


Sinan U. Y. , Cetinarslan O., Ozkan A. A. , Ersanli M. K. , Kucukoglu M. S.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.47, pp.594-598, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2019.80027
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.594-598

Abstract

Objective: Since the first World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension (WSPH; Geneva, 1973), pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) >= 25 mm Hg measured at right heart catheterization (RHC) while at rest in the supine position. At the 6th WSPH congress (Nice, 2018), a new proposal was presented defining pre-capillary PH as mPAP >20 mm Hg, with pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (PAWP) <15 mm Hg, and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) >3 WU. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the new definition of PH on the number of pre-capillary PH patients.