PAPP, Measure of Cardiac Health, May Help to Spot Heart Failure Risk

PAPP, Measure of Cardiac Health, May Help to Spot Heart Failure Risk

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PAPP, Measure of Cardiac Health, May Help to Spot Heart Failure Risk

A new metric for assessing cardiac health, called pulmonary artery proportional pulse pressure or PAPP, could help to identify people at high risk of hospitalization or death due to pulmonary hypertension or heart failure, allowing for more timely and effective treatment, a study reported. Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA), who developed PAPP, called it a “simple measure” that could be useful in identifying at-risk patients, so doctors might “tailor more aggressive treatments” for…

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