Pulmonary hypertension and the interdependence of ventricular function: Part 2: Evaluating the medical and surgical management

Mandeep Singh, Sherif Afifi*

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension is a hemodynamic problem that can result in grave morbidity and mortality including right-sided heart failure and sudden death. The nature of the pulmonary circulation makes it highly interdependent with right ventricular function. Thus, the study of functional deterioration in pulmonary blood flow should always take into account the impact on right ventricular function, and vice versa. A rational approach to the management of pulmonary hypertension should focus not only on specific dynamics of that low pressure circuit but also on enhancing the function of the right ventricle. In this article, a comprehensive discussion of recent developments in pharmacologic and surgical therapies is provided for the complicated disorder of pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalICU Director
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Management
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Treatmen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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