Table. 1—

Haemodynamic parameters and functional status of a 31-yr-old HIV-positive patient with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and Castleman's disease

01/199807/199811/199802/199910/2002
Ppa systolic/diastolic/mean mmHg92/50/6429/14/1932/18/2333/44/22NA
CI/CO L·min−1·m−22.4/3.63.4/5.34.4/7.03.9/6.3NA
TPR dynes·s·cm−51422287263279NA
PVR dynes·s·cm−51200166160190NA
Ppaw10897NA
Sv,O24871NA70NA
Echo sPpa mmHg90NANANA35
NYHA classIIIIIII
6MWD m295490505490472
  • Ppa: pulmonary arterial pressure; CI: cardiac index; CO: cardiac output; TPR: total pulmonary resistance; PVR: pulmonary vascular resistance; Ppaw: pulmonary artery wedge pressure; Sv,O2: mixed venous oxygen saturation; sPpa: systolic pulmonary artery pressure; NYHA: New York Heart Association; 6MWD: 6-min walk distance; NA: not available. 1 kPa = mmHg×0.133.