A new issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension is available at AdvancesinPH.org. The issue, Volume 18, No. 4, “Pulmonary Hypertension: Every Picture Tells a Story,” was edited by Jeffrey D. Edelman, M.D., and Harrison W. Farber, M.D. Drs. Edelman and Farber are members of the Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension Editorial Board.
Radiology, echocardiography, cardiology and pulmonology experts and researchers authored articles on “all things imaging in PH.” “It is the only full journal devoted to this topic and will be used as a reference in the PH world for years to come,” says Advances Editor-in-Chief Deborah Jo Levine, M.D.
The issue features a pictorial tour of imaging in PH in the “Ask the Expert” section, an article on how echocardiography is used in PH screening and evaluation, and a “PH Roundtable” discussion about the present and future of imaging in PH.
Edelman and Farber expressed in their editorial, “As the technology of medicine continues to explode, it is becoming even more tempting and convenient to read [radiology] reports instead of viewing the actual studies. The experience is unfulfilling and uninformative – like looking at the notes of a song without hearing the music or reading a recipe without tasting the food.
“In this issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, we take advantage of the new digital format [of the now online-only journal] … We explore the basic findings and nuances of PH imaging as interpreted through the eyes and minds of radiologists, cardiologists and pulmonologists.”