Table 2

General characteristics of the study patients

PAH+ (n=12)PAH– (n=32)p value
Age (years)52.4 (10.7)54.4 (11)NS
M/F11/126/6NS
Weight (kg)113.6 (20.4)87.6 (18.3)0.0002
Height (m)1.74 (0.08)1.7 (0.07)NS
BMI (kg/m2)37.4 (6.0)30.3 (6.7)0.002
Smokers (n)68NS
  • BMI = body mass index; PAH = pulmonary arterial hypertension.