A prospective appraisal of pulmonary hypertension in children with sickle cell disease.

@article{Sedrak2009APA,
  title={A prospective appraisal of pulmonary hypertension in children with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Aziza Sedrak and Sreedhar P. Rao and Scott T. Miller and Vahid Reza Hekmat and M. Chandrasekhar Rao},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={97-100}
}
OBJECTIVES Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is a life-threatening complication of sickle cell disease that occurs in 20% to 40% of adults. Measurement of maximal tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) by echocardiography provides a noninvasive screening tool; TRV values > or =2.5 m/s are correlated with PHT and increased mortality. Our objective was to… CONTINUE READING