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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep;197(3):W471-81. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.5417.

Comprehensive MDCT evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension: diagnosing underlying causes with the updated Dana Point 2008 classification.

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Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Pulmonary hypertension is a challenge for imagers and clinicians, with a variety of possible underlying causes, each with its own specific treatment. Although the diagnosis is based on physiologic measurements, ECG-gated MDCT can play a vital role in elucidating underlying cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary causes.

CONCLUSION:

A revised system for pulmonary hypertension, the Dana Point classification, can provide a template for review of the myriad causes of this complex condition.

PMID:
21862775
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.10.5417
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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