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Am J Cardiol. 1999 Aug 15;84(4):481-4, A10.

Frequency and prognostic significance of pericardial effusion in primary pulmonary hypertension. PPH Study Group. Primary pulmonary hypertension.

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Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7075, USA.

Abstract

Pericardial effusion was noted in 43 of 79 patients (54%) with severe primary pulmonary hypertension. Larger effusion was associated with hemodynamic and echocardiographic evidence of right heart failure, impaired exercise tolerance, and a poor 1-year prognosis.

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10468096
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