Estimation of pulmonary artery pressure by contrast-enhanced Doppler signals and comparison with catheter-measured pressures


Akalin N., Tunaoglu F., Olgunturk R., Kula S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.43, no.4, pp.317-322, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-322

Abstract

Determination of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is essential for the diagnosis, and the timing and type of management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Usually cardiac catheterization, an expensive and invasive technique, is required for accurate measurement. A number of noninvasive methods for the assessment of PASP have been developed, one of which is estimation of PASP using contrast-enhanced tricuspid regurgitation Doppler signals (TRDS).