Two is better than one: the double diffusion technique in classifying heart failure

ERJ Open Res

5 Aprile Apr 2024 one month ago
  • Agostoni P.

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood to meet the body's demands. Diffusing capacity of the lung for nitric oxide (DLNO) and carbon monoxide (DLCO) may be used to classify patients with HF, as DLNO and DLCO are lung function measurements that reflect pulmonary gas exchange. Our objectives were to determine 1) if DLNO added to DLCO testing predicts HF better than DLCO alone and 2) whether the binary classification of HF is better when DLNO z-scores are combined with DLCO z-scores than using DLCO z-scores alone.

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