The latest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension is now online. The issue, “New Invasive Technologies and Devices in Pulmonary Hypertension,” was guest-edited by Richard A. Krasuski, M.D., professor of medicine and director of adult congenital disease and pulmonary hypertension at Duke University.
“During these challenging times when clinicians are combatting the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping their own patients safe, we are grateful to the guest editor and authors for taking the time to submit this eloquent update on techniques we are using in the catheterization lab to diagnose and manage patients with PH,” says Advances Editor-in-Chief Deborah Jo Levine, M.D.
The issue features articles on invasive hemodynamics and waveform interpretation in right heart catheterization, managing a shunt in the cath lab or operating room, and a review and update on balloon pulmonary angioplasty for CTEPH. The issue’s roundtable discussion covers how new technology allows hemodynamic tests outside the confines of the cath lab.
“It is exciting to think of how far we have come over the last century, but also daunting to think of how much further we still need to go,” Dr. Krasuski writes in his editorial.