FLUSSO PULSATILE DELLA VENA PORTA AL DUPLEX-DOPPLER IN PAZIENTI CON SCOMPENSO CARDIACO. SEGNO DI ELEVATI VALORI PRESSORI IN ATRIO DESTRO

Translated title of the contribution: Portal flow pulsatility at duplex-Doppler in patients with congestive heart failure: A sign of high right atrial pressures

C. Rengo, G. Trombaccia, G. Sorrentino, M. Imparato, T. D'Amato, D. Acanfora, D. F. Vitale, F. Rengo

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to understand the meaning of the pulsatility pattern of portal flow in patients with congestive heart failure. The authors compared the pulsatility ratio (PR = minimum frequency shift/maximum frequency shift) or portal flow with the right atrial pressure (RAP) previously measured by Swan-Ganz catheter in 19 cardiac patients with congestive heart failure, who underwent consecutive cardiac catheterism for diagnostic purposes. The relationship between RAP and the PR was evaluated by linear regression anlaysis that showed a significant relationship (r = 0.869; p <0.01). We conclude that portal PR is a non invasive index of elevated systemic venous pressures in patients with congestive heart failure.

Translated title of the contributionPortal flow pulsatility at duplex-Doppler in patients with congestive heart failure: A sign of high right atrial pressures
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Ultrasonologia
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Rengo, C., Trombaccia, G., Sorrentino, G., Imparato, M., D'Amato, T., Acanfora, D., Vitale, D. F., & Rengo, F. (1995). FLUSSO PULSATILE DELLA VENA PORTA AL DUPLEX-DOPPLER IN PAZIENTI CON SCOMPENSO CARDIACO. SEGNO DI ELEVATI VALORI PRESSORI IN ATRIO DESTRO. Giornale Italiano di Ultrasonologia, 6(1), 12-15.