Archivos de cardiología de México
versão impressa ISSN 1405-9940
SANTOS MARTINEZ, Luis Efrén et al. Modification of a hydraulic device for controlled banding of the trunk of the pulmonary artery in dogs. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2005, vol.75, suppl.3, pp. 10-20. ISSN 1405-9940.
Different congenital or acquired diseases increase the right ventricular systolic pressure. The elevation is achieved by pulmonary artery banding with linen tape or hydraulic devices. We introduce a new hydraulic device to be used in experimental subjects of less than 15 kilograms. Methods: An experimental laboratory phase was conducted. In this phase, the hydraulic devices were tested against pressures as high as 80 mm Hg; later on the hydraulic devices were placed on the dogs' main pulmonary artery; the right ventricular systolic pressure, pulmonary artery pressure, and their differences were obtained. The values are expressed in average ± standard deviation. Results: The average weight of the dogs was 12.6 ± 2.2 kg. The average diameter found in the main pulmonary artery was 12.4 ± 1.4 mm and 27.5 ± 1.6 mm length. Right ventricular systolic pressure of basal condition to maximum pressure obtained was 25.5 ± 1.9 mm Hg vs 50.3 ± 6.9 mm Hg, p < 0.0001; pulmonary artery pressures under the same conditions were 24.7 ± 2 mm Hg vs 21.5 ± 6.9 mm Hg, p < 0.043; and the differences between them were 0.8 ± 1.4 mm Hg vs 28.8 ± 4.2 mm Hg, p < 0.0001, developed by the hydraulic device respectively. Conclusions: The hydraulic device allows attaining a controlled acute increase in right ventricular systolic pressure.
Palavras-chave : Right ventricular function; Pulmonary hypertension; Cardiac surgery; Congenital heart disease.