Table 1

Clinical and functional characteristics at the time of diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension.

Clinical and functional parameters

Mean ± SD (range)


Age, yr

64.0 ± 15 (25–82)

Sex (M/F)

19/15

Ex- or active smokers, %

50

Dyspnea NYHA class III–IV, %

76

6-min-walk distance, m

271 ± 116 (32–465)

TLC, % predicted

89 ± 16 (51–121)

FEV1, % predicted

76 ± 20 (33–117)

FEV1/FVC, %

65 ± 11 (36–88)

DLco, % predicted

49 ± 30 (12–113)

DLco/VA, % predicted

51 ± 28 (11–113)

PaO2, kPa

6.8 ± 1.3 (4.5–10.0)


FEV1, forced expiratory volume in one second; TLC, total lung capacity; DLco, single-breath diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; VA, alveolar volume; NYHA, New York Heart Association.

Data expressed are mean ± SD (range) for quantitative values.

Vodoz et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009 9:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-9-15

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