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Anatol J Cardiol. 2015 Oct;15(10):843-7. doi: 10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2015.6447.

Surgical and transcatheter management alternatives in refractory pulmonary hypertension: Potts shunt.

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Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University; Ankara-Turkey. serdarkula@gmail.com.

Abstract

Despite advances in the medical treatment of children with pulmonary arterial hypertension that have resulted in improved health quality and life expectancy, the progression of the disease is still the main problem for some patients. Because of this undesirable condition, the search for new treatment strategies continues for pediatric cardiologists. At this point, the Eisenmenger physiology is the main target because of the long-life expectancy and more stable hemodynamics of patients with Eisenmenger syndrome. Therefore, some invasive procedures may be used for conversion to Eisenmenger physiology with the aim of decompressing the right ventricle.

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26477721
PMCID:
PMC5336972
DOI:
10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2015.6447
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