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      Pulmonary arterial hypertension: baseline characteristics from the REVEAL Registry.

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      Adolescent, Adult, Antihypertensive Agents, therapeutic use, Cardiac Catheterization, Child, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary, drug therapy, epidemiology, physiopathology, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Prospective Studies, Pulmonary Wedge Pressure, physiology, Registries, Vascular Resistance, Young Adult

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          The Registry to EValuate Early And Long-term pulmonary arterial hypertension disease management (REVEAL Registry) was established to provide updated characteristics of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and to improve diagnosis, treatment, and management. Fifty-four US centers enrolled consecutively screened patients with World Health Organization group I PAH who met expanded hemodynamic criteria of mean pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) > 25 mm Hg at rest (30 mm Hg with exercise), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) or= 240 dynes x s x cm(-5). Patients meeting the traditional hemodynamic definition (PCWP

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