Pulmonary Hypertension Complicating Systemic Hypertension , Is Diastolic Dysfunction the Culprit ?

@inproceedings{Dusaj2014PulmonaryHC,
  title={Pulmonary Hypertension Complicating Systemic Hypertension , Is Diastolic Dysfunction the Culprit ?},
  author={Raman S. Dusaj and Monica Mukherjee and Lena Furmark and Richard Jeffrey Katz and Brian G. Choi and Jannet F Lewis},
  year={2014}
}
Background: Elevation in PA pressures has been observed by 2D echo in some but not all hypertensive patients. The mechanism and hemodynamic impact of pulmonary hypertension in these patients remains unclear. Methods: We reviewed echoes of all patients referred with systemic hypertension between 9/2006 to 5/2009 to identify those patients with left ventricular hypertrophy, normal systolic function, and evidence of PH (i.e., systolic PA pressure (sPAP) >35 mmHg by echo). Patients with primary… CONTINUE READING