Echocardiography in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: from Diagnosis to Prognosis
作者: Eduardo BossoneAntonello D’AndreaMichele D’AltoRodolfo CitroPaola ArgientoFrancesco FerraraAntonio CittadiniMelvyn RubenfireRobert Naeije
作者单位: 1Department of Cardiac Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy
2Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital “Scuola Medica Salernitana,” Salerno, Italy
3Department of Cardiothoracic Sciences, Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
4Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Sciences, University “Federico II,” Naples, Italy
5Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
6Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine Erasme Academic Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
刊名: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 2013, Vol.26 (1), pp.1-14
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2012.10.009
关键词: EchocardiographyPulmonary hypertensionExercise-induced pulmonary hypertension
英文摘要: Pulmonary arterial hypertension is most often diagnosed in its advanced stages because of the nonspecific nature of early symptoms and signs. Although clinical assessment is essential when evaluating patients with suspected pulmonary arterial hypertension, echocardiography is a key screening tool in the diagnostic algorithm. It provides an estimate of pulmonary artery pressure, either at rest or during exercise, and is useful in ruling out secondary causes of pulmonary hypertension. In addition, echocardiography is valuable in assessing prognosis and treatment options, monitoring the efficacy of specific therapeutic interventions, and detecting the preclinical stages of disease.
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