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Atrial septostomy in the treatment of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension
  1. F Reichenberger,
  2. J Pepke-Zaba,
  3. K McNeil,
  4. J Parameshwar,
  5. L M Shapiro

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Background: Atrial septostomy (AS) may improve symptoms and haemodynamics in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Methods: Twenty AS performed in 17 patients with severe progressive PAH (13 primary pulmonary hypertension, two collagen vascular disease, one thromboembolic disease, one vaso-occlusive disease) were analysed. Seven …

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