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Screening, Early Detection, and Diagnosis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension*: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

Michael McGoon, MD; David Gutterman, MD, FCCP; Virginia Steen, MD; Robin Barst, MD; Douglas C. McCrory, MD, MHS; Terry A. Fortin, MD; James E. Loyd, MD, FCCP
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*From Mayo Clinic (Dr. McGoon), Rochester, Medical College of Wisconsin (Dr. Gutterman), Madison, WI; Georgetown University (Dr. Steen), Washington, DC; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Dr. Barst), New York, NY; Center for Clinical Health Policy Research (Dr. McCrory), Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care; Department of Medicine (Dr. Fortin), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; and Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care (Dr. Loyd), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN.

Correspondence to: David Gutterman, MD, FCCP, CC-111 M/Medicine, VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295; e-mail: dgutt@mcw.edu



Chest. 2004;126(1_suppl):14S-34S. doi:10.1378/chest.126.1_suppl.14S
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs as an idiopathic process or as a component of a variety of disease processes, including chronic thromboembolic disease, connective tissue diseases, congenital heart disease, and exposure to exogenous factors including appetite suppressants or infectious agents such as HIV. This article reviews evidence for screening in susceptible patient groups and the approach to diagnosing PAH when it is suspected, and provides specific recommendations for applying this evidence to clinical practice.

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