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BACKGROUND Optimal dosing of the recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is important in treating pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a 50 mg/2 h rt-PA regimen with a 100 mg/2 h rt-PA regimen in patients with acute PTE. METHODS A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial was(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of VTE before anticancer therapy in patients with lung cancer is not well defined. METHODS A total of 673 hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer were examined for VTE within 1 week after admission at five hospitals between January 2009 and January 2011. Additionally, VTE diagnoses within the last 3 months were reviewed.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose is to identify the role of cardiovascular parameters of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) to assess pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). BACKGROUND The assessment of PVR is of great importance in the management of patients with CTEPH. The role of(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to investigate the role of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) in the assessment of severity and right ventricular function in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical and radiological data of 56 patients with CTEPH January 2006-October 2009 were retrospectively reviewed in the(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) patients with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) have a worse prognosis. We assessed RVD, deciding the indexes correlating best with prognosis. METHODS The prospective multi-center study included 520 consecutive APE patients from 41 collaborating hospitals in China, between June 2002 and November 2004. RVD was(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic accuracy of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for pulmonary hypertension (PH) compared with right heart catheterization were assessed. The purpose of this systematic review was to comprehensively evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CMR in evaluating PH. METHODS Published literature was obtained from PUBMED, Web of(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to determine the correlation between flow characteristics of the proximal pulmonary arteries and vena cava obtained by 3.0 T phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and hemodynamic characteristics by right heart catheterization in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive(More)
Lung ischemia–reperfusion injury (LIRI) may occur in the region of the affected lung after reperfusion therapy. Inhaled NO may be useful in treating acute and chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) due to the biological effect property of NO. A PTE canine model was established through selectively embolizing blood clots to an intended right lower lobar(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary endarterectomy is safe and effective surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of pulmonary endarterectomy in treatment of thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. METHODS A retrospective study of 15 patients who underwent pulmonary endarterectomy in Beijing Chaoyang(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms are associated with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), but no polymorphism specific to CTEPH but not PTE has yet been reported. Fibrin resistance is associated with CTEPH, but the mechanism has not been elucidated. METHODS Polymorphisms were analyzed in 101 CTEPH subjects,(More)