Pulmonary hypertension associated with postoperative tetralogy of fallot

Jun Yasuhara, Hiroyuki Yamagishi

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a frequent complication in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), before or after cardiac surgery. According to the recent clinical classification, PH associated with CHD is categorized into subclasses depending on the pathogenesis: (1) Eisenmenger syndrome, (2) left-to-right shunts, (3) PH with coincidental CHD, and (4) postoperative PH [1]. Postoperative PH means that CHD was repaired, but PH either persists immediately after surgery or recurs/develops months or years after surgery, in the absence of significant postoperative hemodynamic lesions. The anatomical features are varied and the clinical phenotype is often aggressive [2-4].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Mechanism of Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789811511851
ISBN (Print)9789811511844
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1


  • Major aortopulmonary collateral artery
  • Percutaneous pulmonary angioplasty
  • Pulmonary artery
  • Pulmonary vascular bed
  • Segmental pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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