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The Authors' reply We thank Magnino and colleagues1 for their interest in our paper2 and appreciate their comments. Their three concerns relate to the assessment of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure, the calculation of right atrial pressure (RAP) and the choice of selection of the original estimation (echocardiographic estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVRe))3 versus our proposed corrected estimation (PVRc).
Although imperfect, E/e′ is one of the best available non-invasive tissue Doppler-based parameters for estimating LV filling …
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Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.