High Rates of Pulmonary Hypertension Detected in Tuberculosis Survivors: A Call for Awareness

17 Jan 2024 • New research has uncovered a high prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) among TB survivors.

  • Employing diagnostic methods such as right heart catheterization and echocardiography, the study found PH in 67% of post-TB patients with chronic respiratory failure, 42.4% in hospitalized or symptomatic post-TB patients, and 6.3% in nonhealthcare-seeking post-TB outpatients.
  • Notably, prevalence of PH was lower in active TB cases.

These findings, highlighting the substantial burden of PH in both post-TB and active TB populations, call for heightened awareness and more comprehensive data to tackle this dual health challenge effectively.

Source: European Respiratory Reviews | Read full story

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