Anesthesiology pp 457-462 | Cite as

Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Benjamin KloeselEmail author
  • Kumar Belani


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in children is a distinct entity related to lung growth and development. Significant advances in PH-targeted therapy have resulted in improved outcomes (contemporary 5-year survival 60–81% compared to 35% prior to advancements in treatment options); nevertheless, children with PH who present for procedures requiring sedation or general anesthesia present a challenge to the pediatric anesthesiologist. This chapter will discuss the perioperative care of the pediatric patient with PH. Table 48.1 summarizes essential elements of providing care in newborns, children and adolescents with pulmonary hypertension.


Pulmonary hypertension Pulmonary vascular hypertensive disease Pulmonary hypertensive crisis Pulmonary vascular resistance Right ventricular failure Pulmonary artery pressure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Minnesota, Masonic Children’s HospitalMinneapolisUSA

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