Uloga ehokardiografije u dijagnozi plućne hipertenzije.
Source: Cardiologia Croatica. In cases with chronic heart failure, this condition is associated with more severe symptoms and worse outcomes. Transthoracic echocardiography can give several parameters which correlate with right heart haemodynamics, and should be performed in a case of suspected PH. Several parameters are important for estimation of the RV function, which can be reason for poor outcome: right atrial and ventricular dimensions and volumes, functional area changes, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion TAPSEmyocardial performance index, inferior vena cava size and collapsibility, S velocity estimated by Tissue Doppler Imaging, and additional information obtained from the advance echocardiograpic techniques, like strain, strain rate, three-dimensional echocardiography.
Estimation of PH based on Doppler echocardiography measurements is not suitable for screening of mild, asymptomatic PH. Echocardiography can be recommended as a screening tool for specific diseases, follow up PH, and assessment when right heart catheterization is indicated.
English Copyright of Cardiologia Croatica is the property of Croatian Cardiac Society and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is ehokardiografijom u hipertenzije about the accuracy of the copy.
Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. Important User Information: Remote access to EBSCO's databases is permitted to patrons of subscribing institutions accessing from remote locations for personal, non-commercial use. However, remote access to EBSCO's databases from non-subscribing institutions is not allowed if the purpose of the use is for commercial gain ehokardiografijom u hipertenzije cost reduction or avoidance for a non-subscribing institution.