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Eisenmenger's syndrome: current management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12411974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eisenmenger's syndrome describes the elevation of pulmonary arterial pressure to the systemic level caused by increased pulmonary vascular resistance with reversal or bi-directional shunting through a large intracardiac or extracardiac congenital heart defect. This article reviews the natural history and pathophysiology of Eisenmenger's syndrome untreated and medical and surgical treatment options presently available. Although there is no cure for this condition at present, recent advances in management have improved the quality of life for many patients with Eisenmenger's syndrome.
Erika Berman Berman; Robyn J Barst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0033-0620     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-04     Completed Date:  2002-12-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-38     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Eisenmenger Complex / diagnosis,  therapy*
Epoprostenol / therapeutic use
Hypertension, Pulmonary / physiopathology
Pulmonary Artery / pathology
Vascular Resistance / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 35121-78-9/Epoprostenol

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