TITLE

Non invasive assessment of pulmonary hypertension severity and disease progression

AUTHOR(S)
Kilner, Philip J.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Heart;Aug2011, Vol. 97 Issue 15, p1196
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which affects the mortality and morbidity of paediatric and adult age ranges. He says that the best test for the severity and disease progression of PAH is the 6minutes walk test because inexpensiveness and simplicity. However, he also mentions that the non-invasive modalities of Doppler echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), and computed tomography can assess several distinct aspects of PAH's pathophysiology.
ACCESSION #
64840450

 

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