Nika Skoro-Sajer

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BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is characterized by intraluminal thrombus organization and fibrous obliteration of pulmonary arteries. Recently, associated medical conditions such as splenectomy, ventriculoatrial shunt for the treatment of hydrocephalus, permanent central intravenous lines, inflammatory bowel disease, and(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE). It is the third-most-frequent cardiovascular disease, with an overall annual incidence of 1-2 per 1,000 population. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is regarded as a late sequela of PE, with a reported incidence varying between 0.1% and 9.1% of(More)
RATIONALE Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), a potent endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, is increased in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and associated with unfavorable outcome. OBJECTIVES Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), although principally amenable to surgical removal of major pulmonary arterial(More)
Current guidelines recommend right heart catheterisation (RHC) in symptomatic patients at risk of pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) with echocardiographic systolic pulmonary artery pressures ≥ 36 mmHg. Growing awareness for PH, a high prevalence of post-capillary PH and the inability to distinguish between pre- and post-capillary PH by(More)
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is characterised by nonresolving pulmonary thromboemboli that can be treated by surgical pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). The authors of the present study sought to confirm known and to identify novel CTEPH risk factors in a controlled retrospective cohort study of prevalent CTEPH cases collected in three(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this long-term multicenter analysis was to investigate whether subcutaneously infused treprostinil could provide sustained improvements of exercise capacity and survival benefits in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Subcutaneous administration(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is surgically curable by pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). It is unclear whether PEA impacts primarily steady state right ventricular afterload (ie, pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)) or pulsatile right ventricular afterload (ie, pulmonary arterial compliance (C(PA))). Our objectives were to (1)(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) results from non-resolving pulmonary thromboemboli that are resistant to plasmatic anticoagulation. Because of a secondary pulmonary arteriopathy accompanying major vessel obstruction, the disorder may be a target for vasodilator therapy. OBJECTIVES In an open-label uncontrolled study, we(More)
Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is a reliable marker of myocardial injury and was recently identified as a predictor of outcome in acute pulmonary embolism. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of H-FABP in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). In total, 93 consecutive patients with CTEPH were(More)
Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a disorder of arteriovenous malformations and telangiectases. In rare cases affected individuals may develop typical pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Vasodilator therapy has not been recommended because of a potential increase in arteriovenous shunt volume. This report is on two patients with severe(More)