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Pulmonary hypertension in polymyositis-dermatomyositis: clinical and hemodynamic characteristics and response to vasoactive therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19762403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increased incidence of pulmonary hypertension and its association with decreased survival is well-recognised in patients with systemic sclerosis. This association is not widely appreciated in patients with polymyositis-dermatomyositis. We report clinical and hemodynamic characteristics and response to vasoactive therapy in three patients with polymyositis-dermatomyositis and pulmonary hypertension and discuss them in light of the available literature.
O A Minai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1477-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-18     Completed Date:  2010-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1006-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use*
Dermatomyositis / complications*,  drug therapy*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Hypertension, Pulmonary* / drug therapy,  etiology
Middle Aged
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents; 0/Vasodilator Agents

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