Intravenous epoprostenol in inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

  title={Intravenous epoprostenol in inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={S{\'e}gol{\`e}ne Cabrol and Rog{\'e}rio P. Souza and Xavier Jais and {\'E}lie Fadel and Ratiba Haddad Si Ali and Marc Humbert and Philippe Dartevelle and G{\'e}rald Simonneau and Olivier Sitbon},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={26 4},
BACKGROUND Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy may be a cure for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) with proximal obstruction. Conversely, short-term prognosis is poor for inoperable CTEPH patients with distal obstruction. Vascular remodeling lesions can be found in lungs of patients with CTEPH. Little is known about epoprostenol therapy in inoperable distal CTEPH patients. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of 27 consecutive patients with inoperable… CONTINUE READING
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