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Pulmonary artery size as a predictor of outcomes in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

V Moodley

Abstract


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a well-recognised complication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and is predictive of a worse outcome. The prevalence of PH in the setting of IPF has not been well described in the literature, but has ranged from 32% to 85%.


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V Moodley, Senior Registrar in Pulmonology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2016;22(4):106. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2016.v22i4.102

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Date submitted: 2016-10-19
Date published: 2016-12-19

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