Utility of echocardiography in assessment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to COPD.

@article{Higham2001UtilityOE,
  title={Utility of echocardiography in assessment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to COPD.},
  author={Matthew A Higham and David Dawson and Jayshree Joshi and Petros Nihoyannopoulos and Nicholas W Morrell},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={350-5}
}
Studies have confirmed the close correlation of echocardiographically estimated pulmonary arterial pressure with invasive measurements in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but there are few data on utility of echocardiographic measurement in assessing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) in COPD and correlation with pulmonary function tests. Presence or absence of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) was determined by Doppler echocardiography in 73 consecutive COPD patients… CONTINUE READING
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