Could the prevalence of PH-ILD be underestimated?

PH is sometimes present even at initial diagnosis1

Up to 15% of patients with IPF also have signs of PH in early stages of disease or at diagnosis.1

Why regularly assess for PH-ILD?

Because as ILD advances, frequency of PH continues to rise.1

For example, in patients with advanced and end-stage IPF, prevalence of PH can rise beyond 50%1*

Uncover PH-ILD early by screening at diagnosis of ILD, as well as regularly screening ILD patients at follow-up visits. 

*In IPF, the extent of restriction does not correlate with mPAP.2


ILD=interstitial lung disease; IPF=idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; mPAP=mean pulmonary arterial pressure; PH=pulmonary hypertension; PH-ILD=pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease.