Which prognostic factors should be used in pulmonary arterial hypertension in elderly patients?


AKDENİZ B.

JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC CARDIOLOGY, vol.14, no.1, pp.28-34, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2017.01.002
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-34
  • Keywords: Prognosis, Pulmonary hypertension, The elderly, AORTIC-VALVE SCLEROSIS, NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE, SURVIVAL, REGISTRY, MORTALITY, PRESSURE, INCIDENT, DEATH, RISK, AGE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In recent times, the prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is more commonly seen among elderly populations. The increased prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, arterial stiffness, as well as diastolic dysfunction, may cause endothelial dysfunction and affect pulmonary vasculature. Furthermore, older patients have certain differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes. In this article, the special characteristics of aging in PAH patients have been reviewed, while the risk predictors of elderly patients are also discussed.