Does an aortic measurement of 2.9 and a left atrium measurement of 3.78 indicate pulmonary hypertension?

Submitted by Judy from Wisconsin on 08/16/2015

by Michael J. Mihalick, MD

Dear Judy,
It does not. Determination of pulmonary hypertension cannot be determined from the aortic and LA measurements alone. The location of the aortic measurement needs to be specified, but a measurement of 2.9 cm at any of the standard locations is normal. Sincerely.