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Evaluation of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Child: Role of Computed Tomography.
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PMID:  21625838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Unexplained pulmonary hypertension in pediatric patient is a diagnostic challenge. The natural history as well as management depends upon etiology of pulmonary hypertension. Despite newer insights in pathophysiology and management strategies, the outcome of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease remains dismal. The author's report a case of 12-year-old girl who presented with severe pulmonary hypertension. Stepwise evaluation and CT angiographic assessment in the index case led to definitive diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease. This case highlights the role of cardiac imaging in localising site of pulmonary hypertension. It is important for health care professionals involved in care of patients with pulmonary hypertension to make correct diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease for better prognostication as well as to avoid therapeutic mishaps.
Authors:
Saurabh Kumar Gupta; Anita Saxena; Gurpreet Singh Gulati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Room no. 29, 7th floor, New Delhi, 110029, India.
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