I just wanted to let you know that even though I'm looking quite old, I'm still a millenial.
So I just had a "New Year, New Me" moment and my resolution is to become a new and improved version of myself in a couple of weeks.
Don't worry, my wisdom won't change. You're still going to find the same useful information here. Stay tuned!
Pulmonary Artery Diastolic Pressure
to calculate a PADP.
1: Obtain a CWD of the long axis view of the pulmonary
valve. A pulmonary regurgitant jet is required
to make this calculation. Once the flow profile
of the CWD of the PR jet is obtained, the minimum velocity
(Vmin) which occurs at end-diastole will represent
the pulmonary artery valve gradient at the end of
diastole. Adding this gradient to the CVP will
yield the PAD pressure.