SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Increased ventilatory response has been shown to be a prognostic factor in patients with pulmonary hypertension and chronic heart failure. The Ve/CO2 slope, a value determined by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is elevated due to increased breathing rate and mechanical dead space. Our aim was determine the difference between Ve/VCO2 in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), interstitial lung disease (ILD) or a combination of both.