Right ventricular systolic pressure by echocardiography as a predictor of pulmonary hypertension in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

@article{Nathan2008RightVS,
  title={Right ventricular systolic pressure by echocardiography as a predictor of pulmonary hypertension in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Steven Nathan and Oksana Anatolia Shlobin and Scott D. Barnett and Rajeev Saggar and John A Belperio and David J. Ross and Shahzad Ahmad and Rajan Saggar and Eric Libre and Joseph Pedulla Lynch and David A. Zisman},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 9},
  pages={1305-10}
}
RATIONALE Pulmonary hypertension (PH) commonly complicates the course of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It has a significant impact on outcomes and is, therefore, important to detect. OBJECTIVES We sought to characterize the accuracy and performance characteristics of the right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) as estimated by echocardiography (ECHO) alone and in conjunction with physiologic indices in predicting the presence of PH in IPF patients. METHODS Cross… CONTINUE READING

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