Guideline Recommendations Support Regular Risk Assessments to Help Guide PAH Treatment Decisions1

Achieving Low-Risk Status Is the Goal of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Treatment1,2

  • Usually associated with improved outcomes3,4
  • Consider treatment escalation in patients not achieving low-risk status
  • Conduct follow-up risk assessment every 3 to 6 months

Simplified REVEAL Lite 2 Complements REVEAL 2.0 in Clinical Practice3,4

REVEAL 2.0: Refinement of the original REVEAL risk calculator


  • Treatment-naïve patients: Recommended to be used at baseline, 4- to 6-month, and yearly evaluations
  • Established patients: Recommended to be used at yearly evaluation

REVEAL Lite 2: A simplified and robust calculator that closely approximates REVEAL 2.0 at discriminating risk


  • Recommended to be used in both treatment-naïve and established patients
  • Recommended to be used in routine clinical practice between full REVEAL 2.0 assessments to monitor trajectory

Developing the REVEAL Lite 2 Risk Calculator

Read about the development and validation of the REVEAL Lite 2 Risk Score Calculator in CHEST

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Get the REVEAL 2.0 and REVEAL Lite 2 Risk Calculators

Download the REVEAL 2.0 and REVEAL Lite 2 Tear Pad to gain access to the calculators for use during your next virtual patient visit

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Incorporating Risk Assessment Into Your Organization’s EHR System

The EHR System Build Guides provide step-by-step instructions to help your organization build an automated flowsheet that calculates REVEAL 2.0 and/or REVEAL Lite 2 risk scores within your Epic® or Cerner® EHR system.

You can also add a clinical decision support (CDS) alert to remind you to perform a risk assessment based on your patient’s age and diagnosis suggesting PAH.

Additionally, there is an optional In Basket message that can be sent to your inbox (for Epic® only). The guides are designed so that you can customize builds and alerts based on the complexity level of your needs.

  • The flowsheet automatically pulls in any applicable structured data fields (eg, blood pressure, lab result [such as BNP level]) that are part of the risk assessment
  • Other PAH measures you assess (eg, 6MWD, FC) are manually populated by clinician assessment
  • Provides an EHR flowsheet to assess and track risk parameters over time
  • Allows you to track trends and pull reports on specific risk parameters for individual or multiple patients
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6MWD=6-minute walk distance; BNP=brain natriuretic peptide; EHR=electronic health record; FC=Functional Class; REVEAL=Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-term PAH Disease Management.
References: 1. Galiè N, Humbert M, Vachiéry J-L, et al. 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2015;46(4):903-975. 2. Galiè N, Channick RN, Frantz RP, et al. Risk stratification and medical therapy of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2019;53(1):1801889. doi:10.1183/13993003.01889-2018 3. Benza RL, Gomberg-Maitland M, Elliott CG, et al. Predicting survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: the REVEAL risk score calculator 2.0 and comparison with ESC/ERS-based risk assessment strategies. CHEST. 2019;156(2):323-337. 4. Benza RL, Kanwar MK, Raina A et al. Development and validation of an abridged version of the REVEAL 2.0 Risk Score Calculator, REVEAL Lite 2, for use in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. CHEST. 2021;159(1):337-346. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.08.2069