Diagnosis, Risk Stratification, And Management Of Pulmonary Hypertension Of Sickle Cell Disease
Risk stratification guides clinical decision making in SCD:
- Mortality risk can be accurately determined by noninvasive measurement of the TRV via Doppler echocardiography.
- Serum NT-pro-BNP measurement is a reasonable noninvasive alternative when Doppler echocardiography is either unavailable or cannot obtain adequate images.
Note: Measurements may be misleading in patients with renal insufficiency.
- Mortality risk can also be determined invasively by direct hemodynamic measurements via right heart catheterization (RHC).
may be consistent with pre- or postcapillary PH or have features of both.
Diagnosis, Risk Stratification, And Management Of Pulmonary Hypertension Of Sickle Cell Disease.
March 5, 2014
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Hematologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, pediatricians, and internists
Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult
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Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
D006976 - Hypertension, Pulmonary, D000755 - Anemia, Sickle Cell
sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, SCD, PAH