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Surgical and interventional therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16121319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical and interventional therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in appropriately selected patients have the potential to dramatically improve or, in some cases, cure PAH. These include atrial septostomy, a palliative procedure or bridge to transplantation in patients with refractory right heart failure, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic thromboembolic disease, and closure of congenital systemic-pulmonary shunts in patients with PAH but without significant pulmonary vascular disease. Lung transplantation should be considered for patients with all forms of PAH who demonstrate advanced or progressive disease.
Julie K Olsson; Roham T Zamanian; Jeffrey A Feinstein; Ramona L Doyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1069-3424     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Respir Crit Care Med     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-25     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431858     Medline TA:  Semin Respir Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Heart Septum / surgery
Heart-Lung Transplantation
Hypertension, Pulmonary / surgery*,  therapy
Lung Transplantation
Palliative Care
Patient Selection
Pulmonary Embolism / surgery

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