Table 1—

Anthropometric data and functional state of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic heart failure (CHF) patients

PAHCHFp-value
Patients n1919
Age yrs49±358±1<0.01
Height cm170±2171±2ns
Weight kg76±378±4ns
Cardiac frequency beats·min−178±2275±14ns
BPsys mmHg113±26113±18ns
BPdias mmHg71±1067±10ns
NYHAFC2.7±0.12.8±0.2ns
6‐min walking distance m395±30419±20ns
Sp,O2 %
 Resting94±197±2<0.001
 Peak exercise86±296±3<0.003
Borg score5.8±0.63.8±0.5<0.02
  • BPsys: systolic blood pressure

  • BPdias: diastolic blood pressure

  • NYHAFC: New York Heart Association Functional Class

  • Sp,O2: arterial oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry

  • ns: nonsignificant