RISK FACTORS FOR PULMONARY HYPERTENSION IN SCLERODERMA

Grant number: 1038612 | Funding period: 2012 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

I am a rheumatologist treating systemic sclerosis, a life threatening illness. A serious complication is high blood pressure in the lungs, or pulmonary arterial hypertension. Unfortunately this problem is often detected too late. My goal is to be able to identify those patients who will develop this condition so that they can access life saving treatment at the earliest possible time in order to improve their quality of life and increase their chance of survival.

University of Melbourne Researchers