Heart, Lung and Circulation
Original Article| Volume 29, ISSUE 9, e231-e237, September 2020

A Retrospective Study of Suicide Attempts in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Wei-Syun Hu
    Corresponding author at: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, 2 Yuh-Der Road, Taichung 40447, Taiwan. Tel.: 886-4-22052121, ext. 3483; fax: 886-4-22065593
    School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan

    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan
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  • Cheng-Li Lin
    Management Office for Health Data, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan
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Published:March 19, 2020DOI:


      To investigate whether pulmonary hypertension and suicide attempts are correlated.


      This study enrolled 7,727 pulmonary hypertension patients and 7,727 comparison subjects. The multivariate Cox proportional hazard model was used to calculate the adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) after adjustment for variables that were associated with suicide attempts in univariate model.


      After adjustment for variables which were associated with suicide attempt, pulmonary hypertension patients had significantly higher adjusted HRs (95% confidence interval[CI]) of 2.08 (1.85, 2.34) for a suicide attempt.


      We found that pulmonary hypertension was associated with a higher risk of suicide attempt.


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