How are pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale assessed in childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019
  • Author: Mary E Cataletto, MD; Chief Editor: Denise Serebrisky, MD  more...
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Other diagnostic studies may be warranted to evaluate for complications of obstructive sleep apnea or to better assess the contribution of an underlying condition. In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, electrocardiography and echocardiography are particularly important to assess for pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale.


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