Severe pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis: clinical profile and prognostic implications.

@article{Malouf2002SeverePH,
  title={Severe pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis: clinical profile and prognostic implications.},
  author={Joseph F. Malouf and Maurice E. Enriquez-Sarano and Patricia A. Pellikka and Jae Kon Oh and Kent R. Bailey and Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran and Charles J. Mullany and A Jamil Tajik},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={789-95}
}
OBJECTIVES We analyzed the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 47 patients with severe pulmonary hypertension (PHT) and severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) from 1987 to 1999. BACKGROUND The prognostic implications of severe pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe AS are poorly understood. METHODS The mean age of patients was 78 years (range 47 to 91 years), and 37 patients (79%) were in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV. Aortic valve replacement (AVR… CONTINUE READING

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