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Congenital pulmonary vein stenosis in an adult patient treated with transcatheter balloon angioplasty.
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PMID:  21068023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Congenital pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a very rare cardiac malformation and commonly associated with cardiac or extracardiac abnormalities. It is usually found during the newborn period and survival to maturity is very rare due to either of progressive pulmonary hypertension or associated cardiac anomalies. In this case report, an adult patient with congenital PVS that was incidentally found during an evaluation for pneumonia, was treated with balloon angioplasty. After balloon angioplasty, the pressure gradient between the stenotic pulmonary vein and left atrium was significantly reduced and this patient had a benign course during the routine follow-up. Although there is no consensus concerning the optimal treatment strategy for this anomaly, balloon angioplasty can be a reasonable therapeutic option for the palliation of adult congenital PVS.
Yong-Hyun Kim; Hui-Nam Pak; Seong-Mi Park; Wan-Joo Shim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Republic of Korea.
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