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Am J Cardiol. 1997 Aug 1;80(3):369-71.

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

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Section of Cardiology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612-3824, USA.

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.

PMID:
9264443
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00370-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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