Routine, Non-Invasive Tests May Predict PH Severity, Mortality

Routine, Non-Invasive Tests May Predict PH Severity, Mortality

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Routine, Non-Invasive Tests May Predict PH Severity, Mortality

Routine blood screenings and non-invasive clinical tests may predict disease severity and mortality in people with pulmonary hypertension (PH), a study suggested. Specifically, the red blood cell distribution width (RDW) test, used in hematology laboratories to classify anemia, may help in assessing disease severity, while electrocardiographic ratios may predict mortality, according to the researchers. “In our study, an increased RDW value was significantly (and independently) predictive of severity,” the team wrote, also noting that some…

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