What are the approach considerations in the workup of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Ronald J Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Diagnostic algorithms can help in completing a thorough workup. In 2004, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) published a consensus statement with diagnostic and treatment recommendations. [15, 16] In 2009, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published a joint guideline that provides extensive coverage of PAH diagnosis and management. [17]

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