Repair of Hemi-Truncus with “Irreversible” Pulmonary Hypertension.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul 13;:
Authors: Sha JM, Cao Y, Xu SS
Anomalous origin of the pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta (AOPA) can lead to congestive heart failure in infancy and with advancing age many patients will develop severe pulmonary hypertension. Surgical intervention had high mortality/morbidity risk if this happens. Strategies to manage these patients seem only limited to heart-lung transplantation or lung transplantation. Here, we successfully carried out surgical intervention to in an adult patient who had anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta with high pressures in the ascending aorta and normally originating pulmonary artery.
PMID: 30012346 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]