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dc.contributor.authorDzudie, Anastase
dc.contributor.authorKengne, Andre Pascal
dc.contributor.authorLamont, Kim
dc.contributor.authorDzekem, Bonaventure Suiru
dc.contributor.authorAminde, Leopold Ndemnge
dc.contributor.authorAbanda, Martin Hongieh
dc.contributor.authorThienemann, Friedrich
dc.contributor.authorSliwa, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T03:06:53Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T03:06:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1995-1892
dc.identifier.doi10.5830/CVJA-2018-042
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387472
dc.description.abstractPulmonary hypertension (PH) has progressively moved from an orphan disease to a significant global health problem with a major disease burden in limited7hyphen;resource countries, where over 97% of patients live. The aetiologies of PH differ between high- and low-income nations, but PH due to left heart disease is credited to be the most frequent contemporary form. Although a straightforward diagnosis of PH requires the use of right heart catheterisation (RHC), access to equipment for RHC is a deterrent. Furthermore, the risk associated with RHC limits its uptake to a selection of specialised centres. Moreover, the rigour and clinical reasoning for diagnosis in clinical medicine is rapidly changing and revealing that PH can complicate a diverse range of medical conditions needing other explorations. In this article, we provide for the busy clinician, a simplified diagnostic algorithm for PH that is relevant for making a correct early diagnosis and limiting the impact of PH.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherClinics Cardive Publishing Co.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom61
dc.relation.ispartofpageto67
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCardiovascular Journal of Africa
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsCardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
dc.subject.keywordsCardiovascular System & Cardiology
dc.subject.keywordspulmonary hypertension
dc.titleA diagnostic algorithm for pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease in resource-limited settings: can busy clinicians adopt a simple, practical approach?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDzudie, A; Kengne, AP; Lamont, K; Dzekem, BS; Aminde, LN; Abanda, MH; Thienemann, F; Sliwa, K, A diagnostic algorithm for pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease in resource-limited settings: can busy clinicians adopt a simple, practical approach?, Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 2019, 30 (1), pp. 61-67
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-07-21
dc.date.updated2019-09-17T04:35:13Z
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gro.griffith.authorAminde, Leopold N.


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