Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Pediatric Pulmonary HypertensionNoorbakhsh, Kathleen A., MD; Bell-Cheddar, Yolandee R., MD, MSc; Marin, Jennifer R., MD, MScSection Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS; Associate Editor Pediatric Emergency Care: April 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 316–318 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001700 Ultrasound Case Review Buy SDC Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics We present 2 cases of pediatric pulmonary hypertension presenting with respiratory distress. Focused cardiac ultrasound revealed findings consistent with right ventricular dilatation and elevated right ventricular pressure. These findings, in conjunction with the clinical presentation, allowed for early identification and rapid evaluation of a pathologic process that can often go unidentified. In this report, we review the relevant aspects of focused cardiac ultrasound in the setting of pulmonary hypertension. From the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA. Reprints: Kathleen A. Noorbakhsh, MD, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.pec-online.com). Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.