The Significance of Pulmonary Artery Size in Pulmonary Hypertension
AbstractPulmonary hypertension (PH) has been found to have significant morbidity and mortality. The treatment of PH has advanced considerably with increasingly more effective and safer options. With an increasing effort to diagnose patients early, non-invasive techniques are often used to screen those patients likely to have PH. Computerized tomography (CT) chest scans are increasingly utilized in the evaluation of patients with exertional dyspnea, including those with suspected PH. The main role of the CT scan is to evaluate for any associated underlying diseases. There have been attempts to address the utility of CT to predict the presence of PH. This article reviews previously published investigations to summarize the relationship between pulmonary artery dimensions and PH to determine both the strength of the correlation and its discriminatory ability for use in clinical practice. View Full-Text
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Ussavarungsi, K.; Whitlock, J.P.; Lundy, T.A.; Carabenciov, I.D.; Burger, C.D.; Lee, A.S. The Significance of Pulmonary Artery Size in Pulmonary Hypertension. Diseases 2014, 2, 243-259.
Ussavarungsi K, Whitlock JP, Lundy TA, Carabenciov ID, Burger CD, Lee AS. The Significance of Pulmonary Artery Size in Pulmonary Hypertension. Diseases. 2014; 2(3):243-259.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ussavarungsi, Kamonpun; Whitlock, Joseph P.; Lundy, Taylor A.; Carabenciov, Ivan D.; Burger, Charles D.; Lee, Augustine S. 2014. "The Significance of Pulmonary Artery Size in Pulmonary Hypertension." Diseases 2, no. 3: 243-259.