Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pulmonary Haemodynamics - A Review

Authors

  • MS Kabir Department of Cardiology, M Abdur Rahim Medical College & Hospital, Dinajpur
  • AAS Majumder Professor and ex- Director, NICVD, Dhaka
  • AFKU Ahmed Department of Cardiology, M Abdur Rahim Medical College & Hospital, Dinajpur
  • KA Rubaiyat Department of Cardiology, M Abdur Rahim Medical College & Hospital, Dinajpur
  • A Jhan Department of Cardiology, M Abdur Rahim Medical College & Hospital, Dinajpur
  • ASMG Rabbani Department of Cardiology, M Abdur Rahim Medical College & Hospital, Dinajpur
  • SMS Haque Department of Cardiology, Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, Bogura

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cardio.v13i2.52975

Keywords:

Pulmonary Haemodynamics, Echocardiography

Abstract

Pulmonary haemodynamic status has got significant clinical and prognostic significance both in structural and nonstructural heart diseases. But diagnostic accuracy depends on much care in evaluation and logical correlation of different echocardiographic parameters. Though the Doppler studies play crucial role in estimating Pulmonary haemodynamics, careful observation of 2-D measurements of different structures as well as RV systolic and diastolic function are vital issues to be addressed and correlated for diagnostic accuracy. Tricuspid Valve, RVOT and Pulmonary valve pathologies also demand vivid correlation while estimating PA pressures and pulmonary vascular resistance. Mere presence of elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure is not enough to define pulmonary hypertension (PH). Before declaring a patient having PH a comprehensive evaluation of right heart haemodynamics is to be performed carefully to avoid unnecessary cardiac catheterization or to avoid inadvertent initiation of PH therapy.

Cardiovasc. j. 2021; 13(2): 200-216

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Published

2021-04-15

How to Cite

Kabir, M., Majumder, A., Ahmed, A., Rubaiyat, K., Jhan, A., Rabbani, A., & Haque, S. (2021). Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pulmonary Haemodynamics - A Review. Cardiovascular Journal, 13(2), 200–216. https://doi.org/10.3329/cardio.v13i2.52975

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Review Articles