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The Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension on Survival in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis*

Hassan F. Nadrous, MD; Patricia A. Pellikka, MD; Michael J. Krowka, MD, FCCP; Karen L. Swanson, DO, FCCP; Nithima Chaowalit, MD; Paul A Decker, MS; Jay H. Ryu, MD, FCCP
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*From the Divisions of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine (Drs. Nadrous and Ryu) and Cardiovascular Diseases (Drs. Pellikka and Chaowalit), the Department of Health Sciences Research Clinic (Mr. Decker), and the Division of Pulmonary Hypertension (Drs. Krowka and Swanson), Mayo Clinic and Foundation, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN.

Correspondence to: Jay H Ryu, MD, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905; e-mail: ryu.jay@mayo.edu



Chest. 2005;128(6_suppl):616S-617S. doi:10.1378/chest.128.6_suppl.616S
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In this study, we describe survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who develop pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH may develop during the clinical course of IPF. The prevalence of PH in patients with IPF and the impact of PH on survival of these patients are not known.

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