Usefulness of atrial septostomy as a treatment for primary pulmonary hypertension and guidelines for its application

Stuart Rich*, Emad Dodin, Vallerie V. McLaughlin

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Abstract

We review our experience and that for 2 large series of atrial septostomy as a treatment for advanced pulmonary hypertension to better understand the hemodynamic changes that result. Atrial septostomy may be a useful procedure in patients with severe refractory pulmonary hypertension, but should not be used in patients who are critically ill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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