Pulmonary Hypertension: from diagnosis to monitoring

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Abstract

Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, ZH 4F004, 1007 MB Amsterdam, PO Box 7057, The Netherlands. E-mail: a.vonk@vumc.nl
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
Title of host publicationImaging
Subtitle of host publicationERS Monograph
Pages158
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84984-066-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

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