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Med Hypotheses. 2009 Sep;73(3):448-52. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2009.03.029. Epub 2009 May 26.

Treatment of right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary arterial hypertension: theoretical considerations.

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Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA. eiben.lctc@fuse.net

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the medical therapy of pulmonary hypertension in recent years, but long term results are still disappointing. We describe the theoretical underpinnings of a surgical procedure which we suggest might prevent or delay the occurrence of right ventricular failure and thereby improve long-term survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension. This is a hypothesis which could be tested in an animal model of this condition.

PMID:
19473774
DOI:
10.1016/j.mehy.2009.03.029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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