Echo inaccurate for estimating pulmonary HTN

In this single center cohort of 160 patients with pulmonary HTN who underwent both echo and right heart cath, echo was inaccurate by at least 10mmHg in half of the patients (about half were overestimates and half underestimates). Echo should not be routinely used to diagnose, or follow efficacy of therapy, in pulmonary HTN (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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