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Pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease.
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PMID:  22029997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To the Editor: Parent et al. (July 7 issue)(1) report that echocardiographic evaluation alone had a low positive predictive value for the detection of pulmonary hypertension. An alternative explanation is that the use of only one measurement from the complete echocardiographic evaluation may provide misleading estimates of pulmonary arterial pressure. Using only the tricuspid-valve regurgitant jet velocity, the authors may have missed persons with elevated pulmonary arterial pressure. The tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity is not always measurable.(2) Other methods of measuring pulmonary arterial pressure include the mean tricuspid regurgitant jet gradient, the end-diastolic pulmonary regurgitation gradient, and measures of right . . .
Oswaldo Castro; Caterina P Minniti; Mehdi Nouraie
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  365     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1645-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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