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

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

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.34, ss.518-525, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.