TITLE

Pulmonic Valvular Stenosis: Clinical-Hemodynamic Correlation and Surgical Results

AUTHOR(S)
Bashour, Tali; Rifai, Abdul-Sater; Jokhadar, Moufid; Kabbani, Sami; Hanna, Elias S.; Cheng, Tsung O.
PUB. DATE
April 1984
SOURCE
Angiology;Apr1984, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p222
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Sixty-six patients with pulmonic valvular stenosis were evaluated by cardiac catheterization and cine-angiography over the past four years in a recently established cardiovascular center in Syria. Patients were divided according to severity of pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve into three groups: Group I(25 patients) had gradients below 50 mm. Hg, Group II (14 patients) had gradients between 50 and 100 mm. Hg, and Group III (27 patients) had gradients exceeding 100 mm. Hg. Clinical symptoms and signs including dyspnea on exertion, palpitation, cyanosis, and characteristics of the murmur and the pulmonic second sound were correlated with severity and grouping along with electrocardiographic and radiographic findings. Valvulotomy was carried out in 23 patients (35%). Short term clinical results were excellent in 19 patients, but long term course of the non-operated and post-operative cases is yet to be established.
ACCESSION #
16352482

 

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