Lung transplantation and atrial septostomy in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Clin Chest Med. 2013 Dec;34(4):857-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2013.09.002. Epub 2013 Oct 25.


This article summarizes the current literature regarding surgical interventions in pulmonary hypertension, excluding chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The article discusses the use of atrial septostomy in patients meeting criteria as well as single, double, and heart-lung transplantation.

Keywords: Atrial septostomy; Heart-lung transplant; Lung transplant; Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Pulmonary hypertension.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Heart Septum / surgery*
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary / surgery*
  • Lung Transplantation*