TABLE 1

Study population characteristics

CTEPH patientsControl subjects
Subjects n5220
Age years58 (54–62)54 (49–59)
Female6050
BMI kg·m−227 (25–28)27 (25–29)
Ever smoking6555
AHT3320
DMII5.815
History of pulmonary embolism and/or DVT77NA
Coagulopathy71NA
6MWD m363±122NA
NYHA functional class2.7 (2.6–2.9)NA
  • Data are presented as mean (95% CI), % or mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. CTEPH: chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; BMI: body mass index; AHT: arterial systemic hypertension; DMII: diabetes mellitus type II; DVT: deep venous thrombosis; 6MWD: 6-min walking distance; NYHA: New York Heart Association; NA: not applicable.