Pulmonary hypertension in aortic regurgitation: early surgical outcome.

  title={Pulmonary hypertension in aortic regurgitation: early surgical outcome.},
  author={Dashnie Naidoo and Abdul S. Mitha and S Vythilingum and Seenwasen Chetty},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={80 291},
A review of the haemodynamic data of 139 patients with isolated, severe, chronic aortic regurgitation revealed severe pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary artery systolic pressure of greater than or equal to 60 mmHg) in 34 (24 per cent). The left ventricular end-diastolic pressure was high in all patients, suggesting that pulmonary hypertension was a consequence of severe long-standing regurgitation with ventricular dysfunction. Aortic valve replacement was performed in 69 patients, 33 of whom had… CONTINUE READING
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