Uloga ehokardiografije u dijagnozi plućne hipertenzije.
Source: Cardiologia Croatica. In cases with chronic heart failure, this condition is associated with more severe symptoms and worse outcomes.
Transthoracic echocardiography can give several parameters which correlate with right heart haemodynamics, and should be performed in a case of suspected PH.
Several parameters are important for estimation of the Demenshin hipertenzija function, which can be reason for poor outcome: right atrial and ventricular dimensions and volumes, functional area changes, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion TAPSEmyocardial performance index, inferior vena cava size and collapsibility, Demenshin hipertenzija velocity estimated by Demenshin hipertenzija Doppler Imaging, and additional information obtained from the advance echocardiograpic techniques, like strain, strain rate, three-dimensional echocardiography.
Estimation of PH based on Doppler echocardiography measurements is not suitable for screening of mild, asymptomatic PH. Echocardiography can be recommended as a screening tool for specific diseases, follow up PH, and assessment when right heart catheterization is indicated. English Copyright of Cardiologia Croatica is the property of Croatian Cardiac Society and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission.
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