Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with inoperable or residual chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a preliminary study.

@article{Inagaki2014HomebasedPR,
  title={Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with inoperable or residual chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a preliminary study.},
  author={Takeshi Inagaki and Jiro Terada and Noriyuki Tanabe and Naoko Kawata and Hajime Kasai and Toshihiko Sugiura and Ayako Shigeta and Yumi Asano and Atsushi Murata and Kenji Tsushima and Yuji Tada and Seiichiro Sakao and Koichiro Tatsumi},
  journal={Respiratory investigation},
  year={2014},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={357-64}
}
BACKGROUND Management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) has recently improved because of advances in pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA), balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA), and disease-targeted medications. However, patients with inoperable CTEPH or persistent pulmonary hypertension (PH) after these interventions continue to exhibit impaired exercise capacity and limited quality of life (QOL). METHODS Eight patients with inoperable or residual CTEPH (mean age, 64±12 years… CONTINUE READING
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