Association of coronary sinus diameter with pulmonary hypertension.

  title={Association of coronary sinus diameter with pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Yilmaz Gunes and Unal Guntekin and Mustafa Tuncer and Yuksel Kaya and Aytaç Akyol},
  volume={25 9},
BACKGROUND Impaired venous drainage secondary to increased right atrial pressure (RAP) may result in coronary sinus (CS) dilatation. METHODS Two hundred fifteen patients referred for transthoracic echocardiography were included in the study. CS diameters were measured from apical four-chamber view with the transducer being slightly tilted posteriorly to the level of the dorsum of the heart. Pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is estimated by measurement of tricuspid regurgitation… CONTINUE READING