REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

An update on the management of secondary pulmonary hypertension


Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed A Bakry
MD,Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.7123/01.EJCA.0000430956.27576.15

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Patients with long-standing mitral valve disease are at risk of developing pulmonary hypertension, which may present a formidable challenge for the cardiac anesthetist (perioperatively) during cardiac surgery. Pulmonary hypertension is an important risk factor for the development of acute right-sided heart failure during cardiac surgery. Even with early and adequate therapy, right ventricular (RV) failure is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Adequate treatment of RV failure consists of different strategies. The main goal is to decrease RV afterload using vasodilating agents and reducing the pulmonary vascular tone. In this review, we will present an overview of the most recent management protocols used in the management of patients with secondary pulmonary hypertension.



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