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Table 2 Patients characteristics according to diagnostic groups

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

Diagnostic group Resting precapillary PH, PAH (n = 28) Exercise precapillary PH, ePAH (n = 13) Resting postcapillary PH, PVH (n = 7) Exercise postcapillary PH, ePVH (n = 12) Exercise postcapillary out-of-proportion PH, eoPVH (n = 14) No PH (n = 27)
Age, years 63.7 (58.6; 70.4) 53.9 (51.8; 62.6) 73.4 (64.3; 73.8) 61.2 (51.0; 67.4) 61.3 (54.6; 68.3) 53.9 (43.3; 66.0)
Females, n 15 (53.6) 9 (69.2) 6 (85.7) 8 (66.7) 9 (64.3) 23 (85.2)
BMI, kg/m2 25.3 (22.3; 27.8) 25.9 (23.2; 28.1) 28.0 (24.4; 30.2) 25.1 (21.8; 27.8) 27.3 (25.3; 29.7) 22.8 (18.7; 25.4)
NYHA class II/III/IV, n 28 (100) 12 (92.3) 7 (100) 10 (83.3) 12 (85.7) 21 (77.8)
6MWD, m 459.5 (296; 504) 500 (414; 552) 437 (339; 450) 566 (460; 603) 490 (330; 532) 450 (300; 540)
SpO2 after 6MWD, % 90 (80; 93) 93.5 (82; 96) 95 (95; 96) 96 (94; 98) 94 (89; 96) 94 (89; 95)
HR after 6MWD, bpm 109 (91; 127) 104 (83; 115) 98 (88; 109) 104 (91; 116) 118 (108; 137) 103 (100; 120)
SBP after 6MWD, mmHg 138 (120; 161) 131 (120; 142) 175 (154; 198) 130 (116; 154) 155 (140; 160) 139 (138; 158)
  1. Data given as median (quartiles) or number (%). = p <0.05 compared to patients with no PH. No significant differences between exercise postcapillary PH and exercise postcapillary out-of-proportion PH were detected.
  2. 6MWD, Six minute walk distance, BMI, Body mass index; ePAH, Exercise precapillary pulmonary hypertension; eoPVH, Exercise postcapillary out-of-proportion pulmonary hypertension; ePVH, Exercise postcapillary pulmonary hypertension; HR, Heart rate; NYHA, New York Heart Association, PAH, Pulmonary arterial hypertension; PH, Pulmonary hypertension; PVH, Postcapillary pulmonary hypertension; SpO 2 , Peripheral oxygen saturation; SBP, Systemic blood pressure.