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Diagnostic algorithms in pulmonary hypertension [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2010; 10(Suppl 1): 14-26 | DOI: 10.5152/akd.2010.115

Diagnostic algorithms in pulmonary hypertension

Selen Yurdakul1, Saide Aytekin2
1Florence Nightingale Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Bölümü, İstanbul
2İstanbul Bilim Üniversitesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

Pulmonary hypertension is a serious disease with a poor prognosis. The diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary hypertension is evolving rapidly with changes in the definition of the disease, diagnostic techniques and follow-up assessment. Different conditions associated with pulmonary hypertension and new diagnostic techniques have led to a need for a systematic diagnostic approach. This review article presents an update on alterations in the diagnostic algorithm.

Keywords: Pulmonary hypertension, diagnostic algorithm, diagnostic techniques, prognosis

Selen Yurdakul, Saide Aytekin. Diagnostic algorithms in pulmonary hypertension. Anatol J Cardiol. 2010; 10(Suppl 1): 14-26