How to measure RVSP
Pulmonary hypertension is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) is a surrogate for pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP). Please see the “echo in pulmonary hypertension” video for more. Echo offers a non-invasive means of assessing for the presence of elevated RVSP, indicating the presence of pulmonary hypertension.
This tutorial will review how to obtain and interpret a right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) from a tricuspid regurgitant jet. We will also review assumptions and caveats in the interpretation.