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Hypertension pulmonaire: difficulté diagnostique et intérêt de l'échocardiographie [Pulmonary hypertension: difficult diagnosis and role of echocardiography]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
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.
Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary/diagnosis, Hypertension, Pulmonary/etiology, Interdisciplinary Communication, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Severity of Illness Index
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