Journal of The Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging

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

Pulmonary Hypertension - Glimpse from an Upper Window Can Help!


Pratheesh George Mathen, Jesu Krupa 
 Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Pratheesh George Mathen
Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Mathen PG, Krupa J. Pulmonary Hypertension - Glimpse from an Upper Window Can Help!.J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging 2021;5:70-74


How to cite this URL:
Mathen PG, Krupa J. Pulmonary Hypertension - Glimpse from an Upper Window Can Help!. J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];5:70-74
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