Increased pulmonary artery pressures among adolescents with sickle cell disease.

Abstract

The prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) among adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) is unknown. A tricuspid regurgitant (TR) jet peak velocity of 2.5 m/s or more is a screening test for PHT. The authors retrospectively reviewed echocardiograms and clinical data of adolescents followed at the Texas Children's Sickle Cell Center. Of 80 evaluable… (More)

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