Summary of Pulmonary hypertension
Flashcards on Pulmonary hypertension
is a cardiac complication of pulmonary hypertension that involves right ventricular failure, presenting as jugular venous distension and hepatomegaly.
Questions on Pulmonary hypertension
A 52-year-old woman comes to the office because of increasing shortness of breath and nonproductive cough for five months. Her respiratory rate is 23/min at rest. Chest X-ray shows an increase in intercostal spaces bilaterally and an extensive increase in interstitial markings. Spirometry shows marked restrictive ventilatory pattern. Chest CT scan shows areas of honeycombing mostly in peripheral lung bases and cysts bilayers. She was diagnosed with psoriasis vulgaris ten years ago, for which she is taking methotrexate. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in diagnosis?