Pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis

Protsenko G.O.1, Sirenko Yu.M.2

Summary. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) is widely known as severe manifestation of connective tissue disease, rapid progression of which leads to adverse consequences. Different course and prognosis of the disease, as well as a therapeutic strategy requires careful differential diagnosis with other lung diseases. Early diagnosis of PАH requires the application of modern instrumental methods that are available in the major specialized medical-diagnostic centers of Ukraine.

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