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Patients with scleroderma require 'annual screening' for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Every patient with systemic sclerosis should be screened for pulmonary arterial hypertension every year, as early recognition, referral and aggressive treatment are necessary to improve long–term outcomes, according to Virginia Steen, MD. Healio Rheumatology, 05/22/2019. (Also see Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.