Title
Practical recommendations on the use of echocardiography to assess pulmonary arterial hypertension : a belgian expert consensus endorsed by the working group on non-invasive cardiac imaging Practical recommendations on the use of echocardiography to assess pulmonary arterial hypertension : a belgian expert consensus endorsed by the working group on non-invasive cardiac imaging
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Brussels :Acta Cardiologica ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Volume/pages
68(2013) :1 , p. 59-69
ISSN
0001-5385
ISI
000315178300009
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by a sustained increase in mean pulmonary arterial pressure >25 mmHg. Due to its widespread availability, echocardiography (ECHO) is used as the first-line imaging modality to detect pulmonary PH and assess right ventricular (RV) function in daily routine. As such, ECHO is the key examination to detect the presence of PH, to provide valuable prognostic information and to give an orientation to therapeutic strategies. In addition to detection and screening, ECHO also provides clues for the differential diagnosis of PH. The present document, based on a consensus of experts, provides practical recommendations for the use of ECHO in the evaluation of PH and of its consequences on the right ventricle.
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