ePLAR — The echocardiographic Pulmonary to Left Atrial Ratio is now published and available to access free for a limited time

ePLARThe echocardiographic Pulmonary to Left Atrial Ratio (ePLAR) is a novel non-invasive parameter to differentiate pre-capillary and post-capillary pulmonary hypertension.  Now published in the International Journal of Cardiology, free access to the full text publication is available here for the next 50 days only.

Associate Professor Greg Scalia and colleagues have devised ePLAR as a “simple echocardiographic parameter which can accurately differentiate the smaller subset of patients with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension from the more common post-capillary aetiology.”

“The use of this easily obtained echocardiographic parameter has the potential to enhance non-invasive triage of patients for specific pulmonary vasodilator therapy.”

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Andrew Haymet

Dr Andrew Haymet is a Resident Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has research interests in cardiothoracic surgery and mechanical circulatory support devices. Andrew contributes to the monthly SHDA Research Updates.

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