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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Experience with exercise right heart catheterization in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension: a retrospective study

Total number of patients, n (%) 101
Female, n (%) 70 (69.3%)
Age, years 61 (52;68)
Relevant clinical diagnosis before Catheter-assessment, n (%)
Scleroderma 44 (44%)
Chronic lung disease 11 (11%)
History of pulmonary embolism 9 (9%)
Sarcoidosis 4 (4%)
HIV 3 (3%)
Other unclear dyspnea 30 (30%)
NYHA/WHO functional class, n (%)  
Class I/II 11 (11%)/35 (35%)
Class III/IV 42 (41%)/13 (13%)
Body mass index, kg/m2 25.1 (21.9;28.2)
6 minute walking distance, m 475 (335;539)
  1. Data given as median (quartiles) or number (%). NYHA: New York Heart Association, WHO: World Health Organization.