Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Hospitalized Patients

Daniel A. Okamoto, Mark V. Avdalovic

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is recognized with increasing frequency as a cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. This article reviews the clinical presentation, diagnosis, classification, management principles, and specific disease-related topics, including pulmonary arterial hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, acute right ventricular failure, perioperative considerations for PH, and when to refer to a specialized center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-542
Number of pages11
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Acute right ventricular (RV) failure
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Diagnosis
  • Echocardiographic features
  • Hospitalized patients
  • Management
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (PH)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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