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Title: New guidelines for pulmonary hypertension
Author: Hsu, Nan-shing; Borman, Patricia
Keywords: diagnostic guidelines
clinical practice guidelines
stage-based therapy
Date: 2008-09
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 11(9): 09-10.
Abstract: Right-heart catheterization is the gold standard for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension. Medical management should be based on functional status using supportive and specific therapies. (strength of recommendation [SOR] A, based on evidence-based guidelines.) If possible, patients should be referred to a center specializing in pulmonary hypertension. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7364

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