Impact of the New PH Definition on Heart Transplant Outcomes

In this podcast, Ryan Tedford, MD, answers our questions about his team's latest study, which assessed the impact of the new definition of pulmonary hypertension (PH) on heart transplant outcomes. Pulmonary artery pressure and survival rates were evaluated.

Additional Resources:

  • Crawford TC, Leary PJ, Fraser III CD, et al. Impact of the new pulmonary hypertension definition on heart transplant outcomes: expanding the hemodynamic risk profile. CHEST. 2020;157(1):151-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2019.07.028.
  • Maron BA, Hess E, Maddox TM, et al. Association of borderline pulmonary hypertension with mortality and hospitalization in a large patient cohort: insights from the veterans affairs clinical assessment, reporting, and tracking program. Circulation. 2016;133(13):1240-1248. https://doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.115.020207

Ryan J. Tedford, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA, is an associate professor of medicine, chief of heart failure, and medical director of adult cardiac transplantation in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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