Pulmonary Hypertension Remains After Aortic Valve Replacement


Most patients who undergo aortic valve replacement (AVR) appear to have pulmonary hypertension that remains following AVR, according to a Cleveland Clinic investigation. Any improvement in initial right ventricular systolic pressure after AVR returned to preoperative levels when reassessed at 3 to 4 years.

Abstract: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, November 2012.

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