Article Text

Download PDFPDF
The authors’ reply:
  1. C Silversides,
  2. E Horlick,
  3. J Granton,
  4. H Balint
  1. Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  1. Dr C Silversides, Toronto General Hospital, 585 University Avenue, 5N-521 Norman Urquhart Wing, Toronto, Canada M5G 2N2; candice.silversides{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

We thank Dr Berger and colleagues for their interest in our paper and their important comments. We would first like to clarify the results of the study. We reported that 57% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) did not have complete normalisation of right ventricular systolic pressures (RVSP <40 mm Hg as measured by echocardiography) in late follow-up. Although six of the patients had persistent severe PAH (range of RVSP 62–89 mm Hg), the majority of the patients with residual PAH had only mild PAH (range of RVSP 40–49 mm Hg). Second, the two late deaths that occurred were not clearly related to the intervention; one …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests: None.

Linked Articles