Pulmonary Hypertension in Cardiac Surgery

Author(s): Andre Denault, Alain Deschamps, Jean-Claude Tardif, Jean Lambert, Louis Perrault

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 6 , Issue 1 , 2010

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Pulmonary hypertension is an important prognostic factor in cardiac surgery associated with increased morbidity and mortality. With the aging population and the associated increase severity of illness, the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in cardiac surgical patients will increase. In this review, the definition of pulmonary hypertension, the mechanisms and its relationship to right ventricular dysfunction will be presented. Finally, pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapeutic and preventive approaches will be presented.

Keywords: Cardiac surgery, pulmonary hypertension, pharmacological therapy

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Year: 2010
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [1 - 14]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/157340310790231671

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