Use of continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound to evaluate and manage primary pulmonary hypertension

S. R. Hecht, M. Berger, R. L. Berdoff, A. Van Tosh, J. M. Stimola

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Abstract

Doppler ultrasound was used to assess the response to serial drug testing in a patient with primary pulmonary hypertension. There was a close correlation between the pressure estimated by Doppler and the pulmonary arterial systolic pressure measured invasively (r = 0.98). Continous-wave Doppler ultrasound, although not a substitute for initial Swan-Ganz catheterization, may obviate the need for repeat invasive procedures and permit closer monitoring of patients during treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-783
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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