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PH echo range

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Hi,

 

I remember coming across a chart years ago that outlined what the mild, moderate and severe range of pulmonary artery pressure is, based on the echo. Does anyone have a link or know what those numbers are.

 

I think 25-30 is mild and 30-35 is moderate, etc. Thank you in advance for any info. Joe

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Hi Joe,

 

I'm afraid I couldn't find the exact details that you requested but I've included links to Pulmonary Hypertension, Diagnosis and also a thread discussing PH with some very good explanations which I hope you'll find helpful and informative.

 

I understand that the Right Ventrical Systolic Pressure (RVSP) up to 30mmHg is the normal rate. ( My previous two ECHO's have been 28mmHg and 26.16mmHg respectively and were in the 'normal' ranges). However, although an ECHO is useful as a screening tool, a right heart catheterization (RHC) is still the best procedure for diagnosis of PAH because it measures the pressure directly.

 

I do hope the above information will be useful to you.

 

Kind regards,


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Hello Joe,

 

All I would do is echo (pun intended) what Jo said, ECHO cannot diagnose PH, right heart catheterisation does. I know of someone who had their diagnosis change greatly, for the better, upon catheterisation from that initially suggested by ECHO.

 

Take care.


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