What is the role of transplantation and septostomy in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Ronald J Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Transplantation and septostomy

  • Lung transplantation - A single- or double-lung transplant is indicated for patients who do not respond to medical therapy

  • Septostomy - Atrial septostomy is a palliative procedure that may afford some benefit to patients whose condition is deteriorating

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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