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Does pulmonary hypertension affect men and women at similar rates?

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Dr. Donald Elton
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Women get more PAH: Women are more susceptible to pah and most pah studies and pah centers find that women make up between 2/3 and 3/4 of their patients.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends on the cause: Assuming you're referring to primary pulmonary hypertension, the female to male ratio is 1.6 to 3.6 to 1, depending on the registry. Females predominate in all registries.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 27 years experience
No: Females are affected more commonly than men in a 2:1 ratio.

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Does pulmonary hypertension affect all races at similar rates?

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Maybe: The disease is still rare and most patients are going undiagnosed. Because of this good data is difficult to get when those diagnosed are the minority and other factors influence who gets diagnosed. That said, there is a recent study showing mortality is worse among black women - at least in the US but this says nothing of prevalence.

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