ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of late postoperative pulmonary arterial hypertension: a rare entity
Mehmet Yokuşoğlu1, Oben Baysan1, Bilgehan Savaş Öz2
1Department of Cardiology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.026
Late postoperative pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and controversial entity and the mechanism of its development is not currently known. In this article, we report a 27-year-old female patient with late postoperative pulmonary hypertension diagnosed 16 years after the correction surgery of patent ductus arteriosus. The fact that the pulmonary artery pressure values have been within normal limits in the previous medical records suggests that she is a late pulmonary artery hypertension case.
Keywords : Congenital heart disease; pulmonary hypertension/diagnosis
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