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INTERESTING CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-74

Pulmonary Hypertension - Glimpse from an Upper Window Can Help!


Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pratheesh George Mathen
Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_31_20

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an increasingly common condition encountered by physicians and cardiologists. PH is a complex, multidisciplinary disorder characterized by elevated mean pulmonary artery pressures, which can be the hemodynamic and pathological culmination of a large variety of distinct underlying disorders. This makes an accurate etiological diagnosis challenging for the clinician. History and physical examination, although nonspecific, can point toward a particular diagnosis, gauge the severity of PH, and assist in identifying associated disorders. However, a well-performed echocardiographic examination can enable a physician to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Here, we present an interesting case in which a careful systematic transesophageal echocardiographic assessment allowed us to reach an accurate diagnosis for the etiology of PH.


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