Blog
About

0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Hemodynamic Changes during Retrograde Left-Heart Catheterization in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Pulmonary artery pressures in patients with aortic stenosis have been related to postoperative prognosis and surgical risk. However, while right- and left-heart pressures should be measured simultaneously, a catheter lying across the stenotic aortic valve might alter left- and right-heart pressures. To assess this phenomenon, right- and left-heart pressures were recorded before and after retrograde crossing of the aortic valve in 51 patients (30 patients with and 21 without aortic stenosis). In aortic stenosis, the mean pulmonary artery pressure increased (p < 0.001) after transaortic valvular pressure catheter placement (average 4 mm Hg, peak 19 mm Hg); in the absence of aortic stenosis, the mean pulmonary artery pressure did not change (average 0 mm Hg; NS). A similar response was noted for the mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. Hemodynamic changes did not correlate with the severity of aortic stenosis or with left ventricular performance. Right-heart pressures should be determined without transaortic valvular catheter in place, if accurate interpretation of the hemodynamic effects of aortic stenosis is to be achieved.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1991
          1991
          12 November 2008
          : 78
          : 3
          : 171-178
          Affiliations
          Division of Cardiology, Cornell University Medical College, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y., USA
          Article
          174783 Cardiology 1991;78:171–178
          10.1159/000174783
          1868496
          © 1991 S. Karger AG, Basel

          Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

          Page count
          Pages: 8
          Categories
          Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

          Comments

          Comment on this article