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Could an echocardiogram detect pulmonary disease/pulmonary hypertension?
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: ECHO for PH
Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram (echo) which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure.
The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance.

In brief: ECHO for PH
Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram (echo) which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure.
The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Echo or cardiac ultrasound is a good non invasive way to detect pulm htn.

In brief: Yes
Echo or cardiac ultrasound is a good non invasive way to detect pulm htn.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Pulmonary HTN
Echo can detect pulmonary hypertension, but no signs of it on echo does not necessarily rule it out.
Right heart catheterization is the most accurate way to diagnose it. There are recent studies suggesting the inaccuracy of echocardiograms on diagnosing pulmonary htn.

In brief: Pulmonary HTN
Echo can detect pulmonary hypertension, but no signs of it on echo does not necessarily rule it out.
Right heart catheterization is the most accurate way to diagnose it. There are recent studies suggesting the inaccuracy of echocardiograms on diagnosing pulmonary htn.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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