Anastomotic pulmonary hypertension after lung transplantation for primary pulmonary hypertension: Report of surgical correction

Cynthia M. Soriano, Sean P. Gaine, John V. Conte, R. Paul Fairman, Charles White, Lewis J. Rubin

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Abstract

This report describes a patient who developed pulmonary hypertension 6 years after lung transplantation for primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). Evaluation with right heart catheterization followed by pulmonary angiography, however, demonstrated that the pulmonary hypertension was secondary to an anastomotic narrowing of the pulmonary artery, rather than a recurrence of her PPH. Vascular complications of lung transplantation should be considered in patients who experience exertional dyspnea after lung transplantation. The suggestion of pulmonary hypertension on echocardiography should prompt further evaluation, including meticulous hemodynamic measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-566
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Soriano, C. M., Gaine, S. P., Conte, J. V., Fairman, R. P., White, C., & Rubin, L. J. (1999). Anastomotic pulmonary hypertension after lung transplantation for primary pulmonary hypertension: Report of surgical correction. CHEST, 116(2), 564-566. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.116.2.564