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Acquired stenosis of normally connected pulmonary veins.
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PMID:  17445345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary venous stenosis has been a challenge to paediatric cardiologists and surgeons. In spite of significant improvements in the management and outcome of various congenital cardiac problems, the prognosis of this condition continues to be dismal. Acquired stenosis of the pulmonary veins has been described in the adult population, especially after radiofrequency ablation for atrial arrhythmias. The outcome of this condition has generally been described to be favourable in the long term. Acquisition of pulmonary venous stenosis in childhood has a very different outcome, and is not a very well recognised entity, with symptoms and signs which are non-specific. We present 7 infants who, when first assessed, had normal pulmonary veins, but who subsequently acquired stenoses of the veins, with very significant resultant morbidity and mortality.
Shanta Chakrabarti; Ralph Mittal; James P Gnanapragasam; Robin P Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-04-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-17     Completed Date:  2007-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bristol Congenital Heart Centre, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Coronary Angiography
Fatal Outcome
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / diagnosis,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies

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