Which patients with sarcoidosis have an increased risk for pulmonary hypertension?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Patients with DLCO of less than 60% predicted and oxygen desaturation of less than 90% on the 6-minute walk test have a high likelihood of pulmonary hypertension and should undergo further evaluation for the presence of this disorder. [51] In one study, patients with a saturation of less than 90% during a 6-minute walk test were 12 times more likely to have pulmonary hypertension. [51]


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