Hematology and Oncology Book


Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Anemia

Aka: Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia Related Pulmonary Hypertension
  1. See Also
    1. Sickle Cell Anemia
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Prevalence: Up to 30% of Sickle Cell Anemia adults
  3. Symptoms
    1. Dyspnea
  4. Signs
    1. Hypoxia
    2. Increased S2 Heart Sound
  5. Imaging
    1. Chest XRay
      1. Right ventricular enlargement
    2. Echocardiogram
      1. Tricuspid regiurgitation
  6. Prognosis
    1. Increases mortality risk 10 fold
  7. References
    1. Gladwin (2004) N Engl J Med 350:886-95 [PubMed]

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