Echocardiographic evaluation of systolic and mean pulmonary artery pressure in the follow-up of patients with pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Pyxaras2011EchocardiographicEO,
  title={Echocardiographic evaluation of systolic and mean pulmonary artery pressure in the follow-up of patients with pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Stylianos A. Pyxaras and Bruno Pinamonti and Giulia Barbati and Sara Santangelo and Matej Valentincic and Francesca Cettolo and Gabriele Secoli and Silvia Magnani and M. Merlo and Francesco Lo Giudice and Andrea Perkan and Gianfranco Sinagra},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={696-701}
}
AIMS To identify a correction of the modified Bernoulli formula used to estimate systolic and mean pulmonary artery pressure [sPAP and mPAP; respectively: sPAP = 4 × TRv (tricuspid regurgitation velocity)(2)+ RAP (right atrial pressure); and mPAP = 0.61sPAP + 2], applicable in the follow-up of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS From January 1979 to December 2009, 60 patients with precapillary (class I and IV) and 'out of proportion' PH were consecutively enrolled in the… CONTINUE READING

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