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Large Atrial Septal Aneurysm

How dangerous is this condition in a 55 yr. old woman with controlled high blood pressure


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The danger with UNCONTROLLED  hypertension is an increase in systemic vascular resistance (systole pressure) increases left atrial pressure relative to right atrial pressure, resulting in a left-to-right shunt depending on size of aneurysm ; and a decrease in systemic vascular resistance (vasogenic shock) decreases left atrial pressure relative to right atrial pressure, resulting in a right-to-left shunt.


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