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October 2016 Online First

Pulmonary hypertension news from ESC and ERS

Logan Thirugnanasothy

Abstract

PH update from ERS The 2015 ESC/ERS guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PH Updated collaborative guidelines from the ERS and ESC on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension (PH) were presented at the ERS by Professor Marc Humbert (chairperson of the ERS taskforce). PH diseases continue to be classified into one of five groups and its haemodynamic definition remains unchanged, with a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥ 25 mmHg at right heart catheterisation. Right heart catheterisation There is a high prevalence of left heart disease in the PH population. As the pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (PAWP) may be normal in

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