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Pulmonary Hypertension (Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Valvular Heart Diseases
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2009
Reference European Heart Journal (2009) 30, 2493–2537; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehp297
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Reference Essential Messages Pulmonary Hypertension
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Reference doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehr046
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Reference Pocket Guidelines PH TOC
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Reference Guidelines slides on Pulmonary Hypertension
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Reference CME Questions - Pulmonary Hypertension


Nazzareno Galie (Chairperson) ; Marius M. Hoeper; Marc Humbert; Adam Torbicki; Jean-Luc Vachiery; Joan Albert Barbera; Maurice Beghetti; Paul Corris; Sean Gaine; J. Simon Gibbs; Miguel Angel Gomez-Sanchez; Guillaume Jondeau; Walter Klepetko ; Christian Opitz; Andrew Peacock; Lewis Rubin; Michael Zellweger; Gerald Simonneau

Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Part 1 to 6

  • Preamble
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pathology of pulmonary hypertension
  • Pathobiology of pulmonary hypertension
  • Genetics, epidemiology, and risk factors of pulmonary hypertension

Part 7.Pulmonary arterial hypertension (Group 1)

  • Diagnosis
  • Evaluation of severity
  • Therapy
  • Specific pulmonary aterial hypertension susbsets

Part 8.Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease & pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis

  • Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease
  • Pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis

Part 9 to 12

  • Pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease (group 2)
  • Pulmonary hypertension due to lung diseases and:or hypoxamia (group 3)
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (group 4)
  • Definition of a pulmonary arterial hypertension referral centre




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