The assessment of pulmonary hypertension.

  • M Mcgoon
  • Published 2001 in Clinics in chest medicine


The goals of evaluating pulmonary hypertension are detection, definition of severity and the nature of the hemodynamic lesion and its consequences, diagnosis of causal or associated conditions, and determination of optimal therapy. These objectives are reliably achieved by a disciplined approach employing multiple diagnostic tools. This chapter outlines the… (More)


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