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Index of Pulmonary Vascular Disease (IPVD) of Yamaki and Tezuka for a Patient with Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension

Purpose:

To determine the index of pulmonary vascular disease (IPVD) for a patient with congenital heart disease (CHD) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications

ICD-10:

I27

Description:

Yamaki and Tezuka developed an index of pulmonary vascular disease (IPVD) to describe vascular changes in pulmonary arteries seen in patients with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. The IPVD is a weighted average of the histologic changes seen in pulmonary arteries included in a lung biopsy. The authors are from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

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