Table 16—

Suggested assessments and timing for the follow-up of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

At baseline (prior to therapy)Every 3–6 months#3–6 months after initiation or changes in therapyIn case of clinical worsening
Clinical assessment WHO-FC ECG
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • WHO-FC: World Health Organization functional class; ✓: assessment is suggested; 6-MWT: 6-min walking test; BNP: brain natriuretic peptide; NT-proBNP: N-terminal proBNP; RHC: right heart catheterisation. #: intervals should to be adjusted to individual patients needs; : usually one of the two exercise tests is performed; +: is recommended (table 11A); §: should be performed (table 11A).