Saudi guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: 2014 updates

Majdy M. Idrees, Sarfraz Saleemi, M. Azem, Saleh Aldammas, Manal Alhazmi, Javid Khan, Abdulgafour Gari, Maha Aldabbagh, Husam Sakkijha, Abdulla Aldalaan, Khalid Alnajashi, Waleed Alhabeeb, Imran Nizami, Amjad Kouatli, May Chehab, Omar Tamimi, Hanaa Banjar, Tarek Kashour, Antonio Lopes, Omar MinaiPaul Hassoun, Qadar Pasha, Eckhard Mayer, Ghazwan Butrous, Sastry Bhagavathula, Stefano Ghio, John Swiston, Adel Boueiz, Adriano Tonelli, Robert D. Levy, Marius Hoeper, Rober D. Levy

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Abstract

The Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension (previously called Saudi Advisory Group for Pulmonary Hypertension) has published the first Saudi Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension back in 2008. [1] That guideline was very detailed and extensive and reviewed most aspects of pulmonary hypertension (PH). One of the disadvantages of such detailed guidelines is the difficulty that some of the readers who just want to get a quick guidance or looking for a specific piece of information might face. All efforts were made to develop this guideline in an easy-to-read form, making it very handy and helpful to clinicians dealing with PH patients to select the best management strategies for the typical patient suffering from a specific condition. This Guideline was designed to provide recommendations for problems frequently encountered by practicing clinicians involved in management of PH. This publication targets mainly adult and pediatric PH-treating physicians, but can also be used by other physicians interested in PH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S15
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Medicine
Volume9
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • SAPH guidelines
  • modified functional class
  • pulmonary vascular resistance
  • target therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Idrees, M. M., Saleemi, S., Azem, M., Aldammas, S., Alhazmi, M., Khan, J., Gari, A., Aldabbagh, M., Sakkijha, H., Aldalaan, A., Alnajashi, K., Alhabeeb, W., Nizami, I., Kouatli, A., Chehab, M., Tamimi, O., Banjar, H., Kashour, T., Lopes, A., ... Levy, R. D. (2014). Saudi guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension: 2014 updates. Annals of Thoracic Medicine, 9(SUPPL. 1), S1-S15. https://doi.org/10.4103/1817-1737.134006