Hypertension pulmonaire: difficulté diagnostique et intérêt de l'échocardiographie [Pulmonary hypertension: difficult diagnosis and role of echocardiography]

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serval:BIB_784343E29C27
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Hypertension pulmonaire: difficulté diagnostique et intérêt de l'échocardiographie [Pulmonary hypertension: difficult diagnosis and role of echocardiography]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Aebischer N.
ISSN
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
5
Number
205
Pages
1210-1213
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Abstract
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complex disease leading, in its advance form, to a decreased quality of life and early mortality. In the early stage, non specific signs and symptoms are the rule. The diagnosis is often missed, leaving the patient alone to face the disease and its repercussion on his daily life. This article reviews the main PH causes and predisposing conditions. Signs and symptoms suggesting the diagnosis are reviewed as well as conditions recognised at high risk for the disease. The key role of echocardiography in establishing the diagnosis, assessing PH severity, cardiac repercussions and/or potential aetiologies, is addressed. Finally the importance of a multidisciplinary approach is recommended.
Keywords
Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary/diagnosis, Hypertension, Pulmonary/etiology, Interdisciplinary Communication, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Severity of Illness Index
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