Complications of right heart catheterization procedures in patients with pulmonary hypertension in experienced centers.

@article{Hoeper2006ComplicationsOR,
  title={Complications of right heart catheterization procedures in patients with pulmonary hypertension in experienced centers.},
  author={Marius M Hoeper and Stephen H Lee and Robert Voswinckel and Massimiliano Palazzini and Xavier Jais and Alessandro Marinelli and Robyn J. Barst and Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani and Zhi-Cheng Jing and Christian Opitz and H J Seyfarth and Michael Halank and Vallerie V Mclaughlin and Ronald J. Oudiz and Ralf Ewert and Heinrike Wilkens and Stefan Kluge and H Bremer and Eva Baroke and Lewis J. Rubin},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={2546-52}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the risks associated with right heart catheter procedures in patients with pulmonary hypertension. BACKGROUND Right heart catheterization, pulmonary vasoreactivity testing, and pulmonary angiography are established diagnostic tools in patients with pulmonary hypertension, but the risks associated with these procedures have not been systematically evaluated in a multicenter study. METHODS We performed a multicenter 5-year retrospective and 6-month… CONTINUE READING