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Interpretation of Clinical, Radiological, Electrocardiographic and Echocardiographic Findings in Pulmonary Hypertension

Author: Basil N. Saeed
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2007 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 84-87
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية


ABSTRACT:OBJECTIVE:To make correlation between clinical radiological electrocardiographic and echocardiographic findings in cases of Pulmonary Hypertension.METHODS:140 patients refered to the medical departments, Baghdad Teaching Hospital ( 90 of them admitted in this study were as follow);(52 (47%) cases having Ischemic heart disease,28(25%) cases having C.O.P.D., 10(9%) cases having connective tissue diseases, 9(8%) cases of Rehematoid Arthritis, 1 case S.L.E.). The remaining 50 cases were excluded from the study because they have another chronic disorder like Diabetus mellitus, Renal failure, Malignancy, Skeletal deformity.Fourty normal volunteers were admitted in this study both groups were assessed clinically, radiologically, electrocariograpically, echocardiographically plus the routine blood tests including F.B.S, B.urea,lipid profile.RESULTS:90 cases of patients admitted in this study showed variable findings the prominent finding was loud pulmonary sound "p2" in 100% of cases, 19.6% of cases showed cardiomegaly, 33% prominent pulmonary marking, 11.4% percardial effusion, 28% Right Ventricular Hypertrophy.CONCLUSION:It is not necessary to find all the clinical, radiological, electrocardiographic and the echocardiographic changes in any patient with pulmonary hypertention>30 mm Hg.

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