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Diagnosis and hemodynamic assessment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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PMID:  19634079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can occur as either a primary or a secondary process, and in general, its presence increases overall morbidity and mortality. Importantly, the majority of prior studies have been in the setting of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH); thus the following discussion focuses on IPAH. Because the majority of available diagnostic strategies lack sensitivity and specificity, the physician must maintain a high index of suspicion in considering PAH. This article provides an overview of the available diagnostic studies for PAH with a particular focus on hemodynamic assessment. Novel approaches to the often delayed diagnosis of PAH are being studied and are also discussed here.
Rajan Saggar; Rajeev Saggar; Jamil Aboulhosn; John A Belperio; David A Zisman; Joseph P Lynch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1098-9048     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Respir Crit Care Med     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-10-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431858     Medline TA:  Semin Respir Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-410     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, and Hospitalists, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095-1690, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods
Heart Catheterization / methods
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Sensitivity and Specificity

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