The effect of diffuse pulmonary fibrosis on the reliability of CT signs of pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Devaraj2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of diffuse pulmonary fibrosis on the reliability of CT signs of pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Anand A. Devaraj and Athol U Wells and Mark G. Meister and Tamera J Corte and David M. Hansell},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={249 3},
  pages={1042-9}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation is a reliable indicator of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study had institutional review board approval. Patient consent was not required. Seventy-seven patients (39 men, 38 women) who underwent right heart catheterization were studied. The study population was divided into 30 patients with pulmonary fibrosis (group A), and 47 without (group B). The main PA diameter (dPA… CONTINUE READING

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