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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

FERMANDOIS C, MAGDALENA; LOPEZ B, RODRIGO; LEON S, PAULA  and  LEMA F, GUILLERMO. Current management strategies for pulmonary hypertension in surgical patients. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.4, pp.496-503. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010000400016.

Pulmonary hypertension is a clinical condition with a low prevalence, but carries high morbidity and mortality. Important advances in the understanding of this disease and in its therapy have occurred. A particular scenario is pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing non-cardiac as well as cardiac surgery. The aim of this review is to present information that may allow diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of this clinical condition in patients undergoing surgery.

Keywords : Hypertension, pulmonary; Therapeutics; Thoracic surgery.

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