Journal article

The role of imaging in pulmonary hypertension

Meenal Sharma, Andrew T Burns, Kelvin Yap, David L Prior

CARDIOVASCULAR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY | AME PUBL CO | Published : 2021

Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a debilitating and potentially life threatening condition in which increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries may result from a variety of pathological processes. These can include disease primarily involving the pulmonary vasculature, but more commonly PH may result from left-sided heart disease, including valvular heart disease. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is an important disease to identify because it may be amenable to surgical pulmonary artery endarterectomy or balloon pulmonary angioplasty. Parenchymal lung diseases are also widespread in the community. Any of these disease processes may result in adverse remodeling of the righ..

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