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Kyung Og Ko  (Ko KO) 1 Article
Original Article
Effect of adenotonsillar hypertrophy on right ventricle function in children
Jin Hwan Lee, Jung Min Yoon, Jae Woo Lim, Kyung Og Ko, Seong Jun Choi, Jong-Yeup Kim, Eun Jung Cheon
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(11):484-488.   Published online November 30, 2014
Purpose

Chronic upper airway obstruction causes hypoxemic pulmonary vasoconstriction, which may lead to right ventricle (RV) dysfunction. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) is the most common cause of upper airway obstruction in children. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate RV function in children with ATH.

Methods

Twenty-one children (male/female, 15/6; mean age, 92.3¡¾39.0 months; age range, 4-15 years) with ATH and 21 healthy age- and gender-matched...

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