Estimation of increased pulmonary wedge pressure by an algorithm based on noninvasively measured pulmonary diastolic pressure in cardiac patients independent of left ventricular ejection fraction

Echocardiography

19 February Feb 2020 4 months ago
  • Guglielmo M

Pulmonary artery diastolic pressure (PADP) correlates closely with pulmonary wedge pressure (PAWP); therefore, we sought to evaluate whether an algorithm based on PADP assessment by the Doppler pulmonary regurgitation (PR) end-diastolic gradient (PRG) may aid in estimating increased PAWP in cardiac patients with reduced or preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF).

Reference

Barbier P, Cucco C, Guglielmo M, Simioniuc A, Fabiani I, Pugliese NR, Savioli G, Dini FL. Estimation of increased pulmonary wedge pressure by an algorithm based on noninvasively measured pulmonary diastolic pressure in cardiac patients independent of left ventricular ejection fraction. Echocardiography 2020 Feb 15. doi: 10.1111/echo.14581.

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