Risk factors for the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension in systemic sclerosis: a prospective cohort study [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Risk factors for pulmonary hypertension in scleroderma

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Researchers: Dr Vivek Thakkar (Principal investigator)

Brief description I am a rheumatologist treating systemic sclerosis, a life threatening illness. A serious complication is high blood pressure in the lungs, or pulmonary arterial hypertension. Unfortunately this problem is often detected too late. My goal is to be able to identify those patients who will develop this condition so that they can access life saving treatment at the earliest possible time in order to improve their quality of life and increase their chance of survival.

Funding Amount $AUD 87,199.17

Funding Scheme NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships

Notes Medical/Dental Postgraduate Scholarship

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