Pulmonary Hypertension Spectrum: 16 Years of Experience from a Single Center [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-28909 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.28909

Pulmonary Hypertension Spectrum: 16 Years of Experience from a Single Center

Ramin Hacıyev, Serkan Ünlü, Mehmet Rıdvan Yalçın, Gülten Taçoy, Atiye Çengel
Gazi University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is multidisciplinary disorder that should be diagnosed and treated by specialized centers. The progress in the field of PH diagnosis also leads to new classifications of the disease. The aim of this study is to determine the etiological properties of PH diagnosed at our center.


The database of the right heart catheterization laboratory was retrospectively searched. All patients who were performed right heart catheterization (RHC) and diagnosed with PH, were included to registry and classified according to their etiologies.


379 patients with PH (23f, 53.2±14.7 years) were included to registry. Eighty-two patients were classified as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) – Group 1 PH. The leading cause in PAH subgroups was congenital heart diseases and valve diseases were found to be most common reason for post-capillary PH. There was statistically important difference in mean and systolic pulmonary artery pressures and left ventricular ejection fraction among PH groups (repectively, p <0.001, p=0.003, p <0.001).


Our registry showed that the leading causes are congenital heart diseases and valve diseases for the PAH and post capillary PH respectively. It is evident that PH registries must be performed by specialized centers in Turkey on etiological properties of PH.

Keywords: arterial, congenital, hypertension, pulmonary

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Corresponding Author: Serkan Ünlü, Türkiye
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