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canada goose uk black friday Our study provides evidence based data guided by the principles of screening17: (A) employing rigorous methodology using the appropriate cross sectional study design in order to determine the performance characteristics of the screening algorithm (sensitivity, specificity, etc); (B) evaluating accessible and feasible real world screening tools; (C) identifying patients during an asymptomatic phase of disease (the SSc population in this study has symptoms which are not PAH specific) and (D) identifying patients for whom subsequent management is appropriate. Using Canada Goose Parka the anchor of systematic RHC, the objective of the DETECT study was to develop a detection algorithm for PAH in SSc patients that would minimise the number of missed PAH diagnoses, while optimising the use of diagnostic RHC. canada goose uk black friday

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canada goose store Patients were classified as either non PH, or WHO group 1 PH (PAH), WHO group 2 PH (PH due to left heart disease), or WHO group 3 PH (PH due to lung disease/hypoxia), according to current guidelines.10,19 WHO group 3 definition was based on Study Scientific Committee consensus applying a conservative interpretation of the literature to minimise misclassification of patients with evident lung disease as PAH. Classification definitions are summarised in figure 1. canada goose store

canada goose uk outlet Patient disposition. The results reported here focus on the 408 SSc patients with PAH (n=87) and those without PH (n=321; grey boxes). One patient could not be assigned to a PH group due to a missing PCWP value. FVC, forced vital capacity; HRCT, high resolution CT; mPAP, mean cheap Canada Goose pulmonary arterial pressure; PAH, pulmonary arterial hypertension; PH, pulmonary hypertension; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; RHC, right heart catheterisation; SSc, systemic sclerosis canada goose uk outlet.