Patterns in HRCT Lung Scans May Predict Survival Rates in IPAH

Patterns in HRCT Lung Scans May Predict Survival Rates in IPAH

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Patterns in HRCT Lung Scans May Predict Survival Rates in IPAH

The presence of specific patterns called centrilobular ground-glass opacifications (cGGOs) in high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) lung scans is associated with a two-year higher risk of death in people with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), according to a small study in Poland. These findings suggest that chest HRCT data could serve as a complementary prognostic marker and that IPAH patients with cGGOs should be considered for early referral to lung transplant centers, the researchers noted. Larger…

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