Advances in PH Journal
New Applications of Diagnostic Modalities, Winter 2008 (Vol 7, No 4)
- Editor's Memo
In September, 2007 the 3rd Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Resource Network Symposium held in Crystal City, Virginia was a fantastic success, with a huge (>350) attendance of health professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists convening to teach, learn and network with other allied health professionals.
- Guest Editor's Memo
A Definitive Guide to New Applications in Diagnosis
- Profiles in Pulmonary Hypertension
John Newman, MD, Tracks Pathogenesis of PH, From Exercise-Related Factors to Emerging Evidence on the Role of the Metabolic Syndrome
- The Role of Echocardiography in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disease of the pulmonary vasculature, characterized by elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR).
- Cardiopulmonary Hemodynamics in Pulmonary Hypertension: Pressure Tracings, Waveforms, and More
The most recent pulmonary hypertension (PH) classification divides PH into 5 categories based on pathophysiology and clinical characteristics.
- Role of Cardiac MRI in Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a disorder characterized by abnormally elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation and increased pulmonary vascular resistance, is classified into five diagnostic categories:pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), PH with left-sided heart disease, PH associated with lung disease and/or hypoxemia, PH due to chronic thrombotic and/or embolic disease, and a miscellaneous group.
- Ambulatory Hemodynamic Monitoring in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Although an abnormality of pulmonary hemodynamics is the defining characteristic of pulmonary hypertension (PH), there is considerable debate about the optimal method of assessing pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP).
- Pulmonary Hypertension Roundtable - Controversies and Consensus: Identifying the Key Issues in Exercise Testing
The first question I would like to ask is, why is the evaluation of pulmonary hypertensive patients during exercise important?
- International Corner
A Meeting of Minds From Around the World