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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Echo and cath

Echocardiogram is a good noninvasive tool to evaluate pulmonary hypertension.
A right heart cath is a more direct and precise way of measuring pulmonary artery pressure and assesss response to treatment.

In brief: Echo and cath

Echocardiogram is a good noninvasive tool to evaluate pulmonary hypertension.
A right heart cath is a more direct and precise way of measuring pulmonary artery pressure and assesss response to treatment.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The diagnostic gold standard is a "right and left" heart catheterization.
Tubes (catheters) are guided into 1 artery and 1 vein and pressure measurements are made in each chamber of the heart, the pulmonary artery, and pulmonary capillary bed. If pph is confirmed, drugs are immediately given to test if they are effective in lowering the pressure. A search should also be done to look for a cause.

In brief: Yes

The diagnostic gold standard is a "right and left" heart catheterization.
Tubes (catheters) are guided into 1 artery and 1 vein and pressure measurements are made in each chamber of the heart, the pulmonary artery, and pulmonary capillary bed. If pph is confirmed, drugs are immediately given to test if they are effective in lowering the pressure. A search should also be done to look for a cause.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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