Pulmonary arterial hypertension: the key role of echocardiography.

  title={Pulmonary arterial hypertension: the key role of echocardiography.},
  author={Eduardo Bossone and Bruno Dino Bodini and Alfredo Mazza and Luigi Allegra},
  volume={127 5},
Given the nonspecific nature of its early symptoms and signs, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is often diagnosed in its advanced stages. Although clinical assessment is essential when initially evaluating patients with suspected PAH, echocardiography is a key screening tool in the diagnostic algorithm. It not only provides an estimate of pulmonary pressure at rest and during exercise, but it may also help to exclude any secondary causes of pulmonary hypertension, predict the prognosis… CONTINUE READING

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