Pulmonary arterial wall distensibility assessed by intravascular ultrasound in children with congenital heart disease: an indicator for pulmonary vascular disease?

@article{Berger2002PulmonaryAW,
  title={Pulmonary arterial wall distensibility assessed by intravascular ultrasound in children with congenital heart disease: an indicator for pulmonary vascular disease?},
  author={Rolf M. F. Berger and Adri H. Cromme-Dijkhuis and Wim C. J. Hop and Marco N. Kruit and John Hess},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={549-57}
}
BACKGROUND Both pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary overflow are associated with functional and structural changes of the pulmonary arterial wall. Current techniques to evaluate the pulmonary vasculature neglect the pulsatile nature of pulmonary flow. STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether the dynamic properties of the pulmonary arterial wall are altered in patients with abnormal pulmonary hemodynamics due to congenital heart defects, and whether these changes are associated with the… CONTINUE READING