Figure 6. Summary sensitivity and specificity values for echocardiography sPAP diagnosis of PH. This figure presents paired sensitivity and specificity values in a summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve. The studies with the greatest degree of verification bias (large proportion of test-negative patients with no RHC verification of disease status) tend to have both high specificity and sensitivity estimates. Four studies of liver transplant candidates were the only ones to have complete RHC verification, and these studies had sensitivity estimates from 62 to 100 percent and specificity estimates from 82 to 98 percent.

Figure 6Summary sensitivity and specificity values for echocardiography sPAP diagnosis of PH

CI = confidence interval

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