Search Tag: pulmonary hypertension

IMAGING Management

Echo indices for RVEF monitoring in pulmonary hypertension

2017 22 Nov

Serial assessment of right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) predicts the clinical outcome of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) enables RVEF monitoring, but its applicability is limited in clinical practice. In a new study, researchers assessed the correlation between changes in CMRI-derived RVEF... Read more

Cardiology Management

Paediatric Pulmonary Hypertension on the Rise

2015 17 Aug

A recent review of 15 years worth of data in a national paediatric medical database shows a significant increase in hospitalisations for children due to pulmonary hypertension. The report is published in Pediatrics. As reported by researchers from Johns Hopkins, hospitalisations for pulmonary hypertension have doubled between 1997 and 2012. Charges... Read more

ICU Management

New Therapies Have Not Reduced Anaesthesia Risks for PHT Patients

2015 24 Jan

While new treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PHT) have reduced mortality, children with PHT are still a high-risk group for serious complications and death related to anaesthesia and surgery, according to a study appearing in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Younger children and those with more severe disease are at higher risk, according to researchers,... Read more