Saudi guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: 2014 updates

Abstract

The Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension (previously called Saudi Advisory Group for Pulmonary Hypertension) has published the first Saudi Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension back in 2008.[1] That guideline was very detailed and extensive and reviewed most aspects of pulmonary hypertension (PH). One of the disadvantages of such detailed guidelines is the difficulty that some of the readers who just want to get a quick guidance or looking for a specific piece of information might face. All efforts were made to develop this guideline in an easy-to-read form, making it very handy and helpful to clinicians dealing with PH patients to select the best management strategies for the typical patient suffering from a specific condition. This Guideline was designed to provide recommendations for problems frequently encountered by practicing clinicians involved in management of PH. This publication targets mainly adult and pediatric PH-treating physicians, but can also be used by other physicians interested in PH.

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.134006

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@inproceedings{Idrees2014SaudiGO, title={Saudi guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: 2014 updates}, author={Majdy M . Idrees and Sarfraz A Saleemi and M Ali Azem and Saleh Aldammas and Manal Alhazmi and Javid Khan and Abdulgafour Gari and Maha Aldabbagh and Husam M. Sakkijha and Abdulla Aldalaan and Khalid S. Alnajashi and Waleed Alhabeeb and Imran Yaqoob Nizami and Amjad A Kouatli and May Said Chehab and Omar R J Tamimi and Hanaa Hasan Banjar and Tarek Seifaw Kashour and Antonio A Lopes and Omar A. Minai and Paul M . Hassoun and Qadar M A Pasha and Eckhard Mayer and Ghazwan S. Butrous and Sastry Bhagavathula and Stefano Ghio and John Robert Swiston and Adel Boueiz and Adriano R Tonelli and Robert D. Levy and Marius M . Hoeper and Rober D. Levy}, booktitle={Annals of thoracic medicine}, year={2014} }