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Does pulmonary hypertension affect all races at similar rates?

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Dr. Donald Elton
A Verified Doctoranswered
35 years experience
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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Complicated: I'm assuming you're referring to idiopathic or primary pulmonary hypertension? I don't think there has ever been a world wide study - most studies include a registry in their own country, so i don't think the answer to your question is known. There are genetic factors so the incidence may well be different in different races.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Unclear: We have not noticed any difference in race in our trials, but they were not powered to find race differences.

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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.

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