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Indications for open lung biopsy in patients with ventricular septal defect and/or patent ductus arteriosus with pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  2361936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a previous paper, it was stated that open lung biopsy for determination of operative indications could be recommended if pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) were higher than 8 units.m2 in patients with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and/or patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with severe pulmonary hypertension. In the present study, oxygen inhalation or Tolazoline administration tests with or without occlusion of ductus arteriosus were performed during cardiac catheterization in 47 patients with VSD and/or PDA with severe pulmonary hypertension. The results obtained were compared with the operability based on our histopathological diagnostic criteria. There was no correlation between the oxygen, Tolazoline, or ductus occlusion hemodynamics and the baseline hemodynamics for better prediction of the biopsy should be performed for the determination of operative indication when patients with VSD and/or PDA have a PVR higher than 8 units.m2, and if the PVR is greater than 4 units.m2 with the oxygen inhalation test or 7 units.m2 with the Tolazoline test.
S Yamaki; H Ogata; K Haneda; H Mohri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0910-8327     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-06     Completed Date:  1990-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications,  surgery*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications,  surgery*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology,  pathology*
Lung / pathology*
Middle Aged
Oxygen / diagnostic use
Preoperative Care
Pulmonary Artery / physiopathology
Tolazoline / diagnostic use
Vascular Resistance / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
59-98-3/Tolazoline; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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