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February - 2011


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Comparison of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Versus Oxygen on Hemodynamics in Patients With Mitral Stenosis and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension After Mitral Valve Surgery

Juliano L. Fernandes, MD, PhD, Roney O. Sampaio, MD, PhD, Carlos M. Brandão, MD, Tarso Augusto D. Accorsi, MD, Luiz F. Cardoso, MD, PhD, Guilherme S. Spina, MD, PhD, Flavio Tarasoutchi, MD, PhD, Pablo Pomerantzeff, MD, PhD, Jose O. Auler Jr., MD, PhD, Max Grinberg, MD, PhD American Journal of Cardiology, 2011, published online Feb 8 2011


This interesting study compared the use of inhaled Nitric Oxide post mitral valve surgery in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension.  While quite a small study, it found some pretty striking haemodynamic improvements that suggest further, larger studies should be undertaken in...


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