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Could an echocardiogram detect pulmonary disease/pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

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.
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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.
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

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.
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