Pulmonary artery to aorta ratio for the detection of pulmonary hypertension: cardiovascular magnetic resonance and invasive hemodynamics in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction


Karakus G. , Kammerlander A. A. , Aschauer S., Marzluf B. A. , Zotter-Tufaro C., Bachmann A., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, vol.17, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12968-015-0184-3
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Abstract

Background: Previous work indicates that dilatation of the pulmonary artery (PA) itself or in relation to the ascending aorta (PA:Ao ratio) predicts pulmonary hypertension (PH). Whether these results also apply for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is unknown.