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LVEDP

My cardiologist wants to do an echocardigram to measure my lvedp. Everything I can research says you cannot get an accurate LVEDP from an echocrdiogram. That is my question is can you?
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LVEDP can be indirectly measured from echo however you are correct that the most precise means is a direct measurement from cardiac catheterization. What are the symptoms that the study is being done for. Im sure that this is just a preliminary step to avoid an unnecessary invasive procedure.
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