Bendopnea and Its Clinical Importance in Outpatient Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


KARAÜZÜM K., KARAÜZÜM İ., KILIÇ T., ŞAHİN T., BAYDEMİR C., Argun S., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.34, no.6, pp.518-525, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs.201811_34(6).20180528a
  • Journal Name: ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.518-525
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: Bendopnea is a recently reported novel symptom in patients with heart failure (HF) defined as shortness of breath when bending forward. It has been demonstrated that bendopnea is associated with advanced symptoms and worse outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of bendopnea and its clinical importance with regards to functional status, hemodynamic and echocardiographic characteristics in outpatient pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients.