Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

  title={Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Szymon Darocha and Marcin Kurzyna and Radosław Pietura and Adam Torbicki},
  journal={Kardiologia polska},
  volume={71 12},
A 43-year-old female had been diagnosed as having chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) two years previously with pulmonary artery (PA) thrombus detected by computed tomography (CT) (Fig. 1) and precapillary pulmonary hypertension (mean PA pressure [mPAP] 56 mm Hg, cardiac ouput [CO] 6.03 L/min, PA wedge pressure 8 mm Hg, pulmonary vascular resistance [PVR] 7.96 Wood units) by right heart catheterisation (RHC). She was referred to the cardiac surgeon and was not qualified for… CONTINUE READING
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