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Balloon Atrial Septostomy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Effect on Survival and Associated Outcomes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Source Name: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation


Joanne Chiu, Warren A. Zuckerman, Mariel E. Turner, Marc E. Richmond, Diane Kerstein, Usha Krishnan, Alejandro Torres, Julie A. Vincent, Erika B. Rosenzweig

The Columbia group performed a retrospective analysis of 46 balloon atrial septostomies in 32 patients with severe and medically refractory PAH from 2002-2013.   There were no procedural deaths or complications. BAS was safely used as a bridge to lung transplantation or to alleviate right heart failure symptoms and/or syncope.

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