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Left atrial (LA) volume and N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide are associated with elevated pulmonary artery pressure in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:03 AM

Left atrial (LA) volume and N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide are associated with elevated pulmonary artery pressure in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The aim of our study was to determine whether noninvasive biochemical and/or echocardiographic indices can predict the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in these patients. Theodoros Dimitroulas. Clinical Rheumatology. 5 June 2010. (Also see: Markers for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH))

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