TITLE

Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: an update

AUTHOR(S)
Hoette, Susana; Jardim, Carlos; De Souza, Rogério
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia;nov2010, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p795
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Over the last five years, knowledge in the field of pulmonary hypertension has grown consistently and significantly. On the basis of various clinical studies showing the usefulness of new diagnostic tools, as well as the efficacy of new medications and drug combinations, new diagnostic and treatment algorithms have been developed. Likewise, in order to simplify the clinical management of patients, the classification of pulmonary hypertension has been changed in an attempt to group the various forms of pulmonary hypertension in which the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are similar. The objective of this review was to discuss these modifications, based on the 2005 Brazilian guidelines for the management of pulmonary hypertension, emphasizing what has been added to the international guidelines.
ACCESSION #
70559404

 

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