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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension following ventriculo-atrial shunting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  282858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple pulmonary emboli and pulmonary hypertension occurred in a 49-year-old man four years after insertion of a ventriculoatrial shunt. Although this complication is a common finding at post-mortem in children with ventriculo-atrial shunts the frequency with which it occurs in adults is unknown. Routine electrocardiography and lung scanning is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment as symptoms are often insidious and the prognosis in established thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is poor.
E T Fagan; G L Jennings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-24     Completed Date:  1979-03-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects*
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Failure / complications
Hydrocephalus / surgery
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications,  diagnosis,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / surgery
Pulmonary Artery / radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  diagnosis,  etiology*

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