Pulmonary hypertension

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a haemodynamic condition that leads to a progressive increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and mean pulmonary artery pressure. Irrespective of its aetiology, the main cause of death in PH patients is right ventricular (RV) failure. Noninvasive imaging techniques play an essential role in diagnosing PH and monitoring disease progression. This chapter provides an overview of the most important noninvasive imaging tools for assessing pulmonary pressures, RV function and monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-170
JournalERS Monograph
Volume2015
Issue number9781849840668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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