Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension in Lung Transplantation Candidates: Correlation of Doppler Echocardiography With Right Heart Catheterization

Balci M. K. , Ari E., Vayvada M., Salturk C., Asicioglu E. , Kahveci G., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.48, no.8, pp.2797-2802, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.06.055
  • Page Numbers: pp.2797-2802


Background. Right heart catheterization (RHC) remains the gold standard to diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension among lung transplantation candidates. Doppler echocardiography (DE) may be as accurate as RHC, without risks of an invasive test. The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of DE for the measurement of pulmonary artery pressure in lung transplantation candidates and the correlation between pulmonary artery pressures estimated by DE versus measured by RHC.