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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-120  

Isolated aortic stenosis-development of pulmonary hypertension in childhood

JJ Dalal, HL Kulkarni, AP Jain, KG Nair 
 Department of Cardiology, K.E.M Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400012, India

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J J Dalal
Department of Cardiology, K.E.M Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400012
India

Pulmonary hypertension is uncommon in children with isolat­ed congenital aortic stenosis, and even when present is usually mild. It is primarily due to transmission of the elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure through the pulmonary capil­lary circulation and may be then further elevated by reflex vaso­constriction. In some cases the stretching of a patent foremen ovate secondary to elevated left atrial pressure; may lead to a significant left to right shunt which further enhances pulmonary hypertension. This report discusses two cases of isolated aortic stenosis developing pulmonary hypertension in childhood.


How to cite this article:
Dalal J J, Kulkarni H L, Jain A P, Nair K G. Isolated aortic stenosis-development of pulmonary hypertension in childhood.J Postgrad Med 1979;25:117-120


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Dalal J J, Kulkarni H L, Jain A P, Nair K G. Isolated aortic stenosis-development of pulmonary hypertension in childhood. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1979 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];25:117-120
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