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