Following the diagnostic algorithm for dyspnoea
Up to 50% of patients admitted to acute, tertiary care hospitals are affected by dyspnoea3
Pulmonary hypertension, in particular, appears low down on the list of likely causes of dyspnoea, and is often missed by physicians for many years before a correct diagnosis is made.1,4
Diagnostic algorithm for patients with dyspnoea
Diagnostic algorithm for dyspnoea
Adapted from Karnani NG, et al. 2005.1
Assess Suspected PAH with PH Connect
PH Connect is an online tool designed to support Australian healthcare professionals in referring suspected PAH patients to PAH expert centres for diagnosis and treatment. If you have a patient with unexplained dyspnoea or other symptoms that may be indicative of PAH, you can use PH Connect to help build a case for referral to a PAH Designated Centre or gather information that can be helpful in a consultation with a PAH Expert.
- Galiè N, et al. Eur Heart J 2016; 37:67-119
- Morrell NW, et al. Eur Respir J 2018; in press
- Simonneau G, et al. Eur Respir J 2019; 53: 1801913.