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World Health Organization (WHO) functional class of patients with PAH. 

World Health Organization (WHO) functional class of patients with PAH. 

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pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a hemodynamic and clinical state defined as an increase in mean pulmonary arterial pressure ≥25mmHg at rest. Five groups of patients have been defined: group 1 as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), group 2 as PH due to left heart disease, group 3 as PH due to lung diseases, group 4 as chronic thromboembolic PH, an...

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... symptoms which may appear later are as follows: vertigo, disturbance of consciousness, chest pain and pressure, leg swelling (a sign of right ventricular failure). Depending on to which extent the symptoms prevent patients from physical activities, we distinguish between four functional classes of patients (WHO FC) ( Table 2). The functional class of patients suffering from PH is directly proportional to the survival rate so that patients from WHO FC IV have the rate of survival <40% on the three-year level. 2 ...

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