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Counterpoint: Can Doppler Echocardiography Estimates of Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressures Be Relied Upon to Accurately Make the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension? NoAccuracy of Doppler Echocardiography? No

Jonathan D. Rich, MD
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From the Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Correspondence to: Jonathan D. Rich, MD, Department of Medicine, Section on Cardiology, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 6080, Chicago, IL 60637; e-mail: jrich@nmff.org


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Chest. 2013;143(6):1536-1539. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0297
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Widely available, noninvasive diagnostic modalities are understandably attractive to both physicians and patients but can also be as equally dangerous as they are easy to order. Indeed, such dangers have been realized in the field of pulmonary hypertension (PH), seemingly correlating with the increased popularity and accessibility of Doppler echocardiography (DE). However, prior to delving into the complexities of this topic, careful consideration and review of important PH-related nomenclature is needed to put into the proper perspective this clinically relevant question of whether DE estimates of systolic pulmonary artery pressures (sPAPs) can be relied on in the accurate diagnosis of PH.

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