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Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Children in Intensive Care Unit

Algorithm for management of acute pulmonary hypertension in the ICU.

CPP, coronary perfusion pressure; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; CVP, central venous pressure; FBC, full blood count; ICU, intensive care unit; LFT, lung function test; /(slash) indicates “or”; SBP, systemic blood pressure; SvO2, systemic venous oxygen saturation, Lact: lactate, SVR, systemic vascular resistance; TR, tricuspid regurgitation; VA-ECMO, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.


Kozlik-Feldmann, R., Hansmann, G., Bonnet, D., Schranz, D., Apitz, C., & Michel-Behnke, I. (2016). Pulmonary hypertension in children with congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD, PPHVD-CHD). Expert consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric pulmonary hypertension. The European Paediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network, endorsed by ISHLT and DGPK. Heart102(Suppl 2), ii42-ii48.