Pulmonary Artery Hypertension

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION :  Further work up if PH suspected. Goal of work up.

The tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity is used to estimate the right ventricular and pulmonary-artery systolic pressures (which are approximately four times the tricuspid regur- gitant jet velocity squared) after the addition of an estimate of the central venous pressure NEJM 2008