Table 3

Classical risk factors for atherosclerosis in patients with chronic thromboembolic and plexogenic pulmonary hypertension

Patient groupsM/FAge (years)SAPs (mm Hg)SAPd (mm Hg)Blood glucose (mmol/l)Total cholesterol (mmol/l)Blood triglycerides (mmol/l)Smokers
Values are mean (SD).
*Mean values of 32 cases.
†Plexogenic PH included young patients with longstanding disease (congenital heart disease or primary pulmonary hypertension) who are unlikely to start smoking.
CTEPH, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; M/F, male/female; plexo PH, plexogenic pulmonary hypertension; SAPd, systemic artery pressure, diastolic; SAPs, systemic artery pressure, systolic.
CTEPH (n=39)22/1748.2 (14.0)113.8 (12.6)71.4 (7.8)5.18 (1.67)4.07 (1.03)*1.30 (0.55)43.5%
Plexo PH (n=31)10/2136.2 (12.2)111.5 (13.8)74.1 (8.9)4.94 (1.53)3.95 (1.06)1.39 (0.73)12%
p Value<0.05NSNSNSNSNS<0.05†