Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-11
Received: 29 May 2019
Accepted: 28 October 2019
First Online: 11 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study, data collection and genetic analysis were approved by the institutional review board (IRB) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) (Protocol Number IM.IB.01). A written consent form was obtained from all participants in this study. Genetic analyses and return of genetic data were performed in accordance with protocols approved by the Partners Human Research Committee. The data include medical history, physical exam, family history for PAH, echocardiography, pulmonary function test, chest computerized tomography (CT), CT pulmonary angiography, ventilation perfusion scan and pro-Brain Natriuritic Peptide (BNP).
: Not applicable.
: The authors report no competing interests. Those authors contributed equally to the work. Ossama K. Abou Hassan: ExternalRef removed, Wiam Haidar: ExternalRef removed, Mariam Arab: ExternalRef removed, Hadi Skouri: ExternalRef removed, Fadi Bitar: ExternalRef removed, Georges Nemer: ExternalRef removed, Imad Bou Akl: ExternalRef removed.