Gas exchange in chronic thromboembolism after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.

  title={Gas exchange in chronic thromboembolism after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.},
  author={K S Kapitan and Jack Clausen and Kenneth M. Moser},
  volume={98 1},
Thromboendarterectomy is the treatment of choice for chronic large vessel thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. To identify the mechanisms responsible for the improvement in gas exchange following thromboendarterectomy, we studied nine patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension before and eight to 18 months after surgery using the multiple inert gas elimination technique. Preoperatively, all subjects had pulmonary hypertension and were hypoxemic or had an elevated P(A-a)O2… CONTINUE READING


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