Patients with PH are at higher risk of heart failure
Among people who have had a heart attack, those with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are at high risk of heart failure, according to a new study published in the journal Medicine. The research analysed data from 318 people of which 109 patients had COPD and had been treated for heart attack at Chonnam National University Hospital, in Korea, from November 2011 to December 2015. It found that a greater proportion of patients with PH than without experienced new
onset of heart failure — 25% versus 10.5% in the COPD group, and 19% versus 4.6% in the non-COPD group. The researchers also noted that more people with PH than without (15.4% vs. 1.8%) experienced cardiogenic shock.