A 19-year-old female asked:
Is there difference between pulmonary artery hypertension and rvsp? if so, is there difference in severity? my echo showed rvsp42.57 mmhg, why?
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Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Yes. Need expert.: RVSP is a sign- or rather a calculation based on an echocardiogram. By itself, it doesn't mean anything. PAH is a medical condition characterized by high pressures in the pulmonary vessels. While symptom severity correlates with pressr, RVSP is calculated (estimated) & not directly measured. PAH is diagnosed based on symptoms & pressure readings on right heart catheterization. Use HealthTap Prime.
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Last updated Jun 28, 2017
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