Pulmonary Hypertension and Atrial Septal Defect: Management Dilemma

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The decision making in patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) in setting of pulmonary hypertension is complex. In the era of pulmonary arterial vasodilator therapy, every patient should undergo evaluation by pulmonary hypertension experts especially if defect closure is being considered. Defect closure in the inappropriate group can lead to poor outcomes.

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