Balloon angioplasty in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension caused by pulmonary embolism.

@article{Voorburg1988BalloonAI,
  title={Balloon angioplasty in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension caused by pulmonary embolism.},
  author={J A Voorburg and Volkert Manager Cats and Beert Buis and Albert V. G. Bruschke},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1988},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={1249-53}
}
We present a 30-year-old man with pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary angiography showed multiple stenoses in the pulmonary vascular tree. We treated four of these stenoses by balloon angioplasty in three sessions. Pulmonary artery pressure was reduced from 90/25 mm Hg (mean 46) to 78/13 mm Hg (mean 35) with concomitant increase of aortic pressure from 105/60 mm Hg (mean 75) to 134/68 mm Hg (mean 90). Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy showed increase of perfusion in the… CONTINUE READING

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