Pulmonary Hypertension – A Great Podcast With Slides From Dr Playford

See Playford On Pulmonary Hypertension. This link is to the outstanding podcast and slides. And be sure to review the Additional Resources below.

[I found the above link on Dr. Scott Weingart’s outstanding EmCrit  Podcast 181 – Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure with Dr. Susan Wilcox  which should also be reviewed – And  Be sure to review Dr. Josh Farkas’ outstanding thoughts about intubating the crashing pulmonary hypertension patient in the emcrit podcast shownotes. Always review the thoughful reader comments that accompany each of Dr. Weingart’s podcasts.]

Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure remains elusive and challenging to even the seasoned Intensivist. In this post, Playford unravels the mysteries behind Right Heart Failure and ECHO tips and pitfalls.

Originally recorded 28th July 2015 at the Inaugural ICN WA meeting

Professor Playford is a Cardiologist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension and has recently authored a chapter in Otto’s “The Clinical Practice of Echocardiography”

Additional Resources:

Tutorial 7 – Assessment of the right heart from criticalecho.com – ICU Sonography:
Demystifying sonology in intensive care

Pulmonary Hypertension Society

Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 5e (Endocardiography)
by Catherine M. Otto, 2013

Pulmonary Embolus: McConnell’s Sign YouTube video Published on Aug 25, 2014 –
Diffuse RV dysfunction with apical sparing from MGH Ultrasound.

24. Measurement of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) YouTube video Published on Dec 29, 2014 From the National Pulmonary Hypertension Service Pulmonary Hypertension Echocardiography protocol.For interactive pdf with embedded clips visit: www.ph-echocardiography-protocol.com from Luke Howard. This channel has a large number of echo videos relating to pulmonary hypertension.

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