Long-Term Outcome of Patients With Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: Results From an International Prospective Registry.

@article{Delcroix2016LongTermOO,
  title={Long-Term Outcome of Patients With Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: Results From an International Prospective Registry.},
  author={Marion Delcroix and Ir{\'e}ne Lang and Joanna W Pepke-Zaba and Pavel Jansa and Andrea Maria D'armini and Repke J. Snijder and Paul Bresser and Adam Torbicki and S{\"o}ren Mellemkjaer and Jerzy Lewczuk and Iveta {\vS}imkov{\'a} and Joan Albert Barber{\`a} and Marc E de Perrot and Marius M Hoeper and Sean Patrick Gaine and Rudolf Speich and Miguel {\'A}ngel G{\'o}mez-S{\'a}nchez and Gabor Kovacs and Xavier Ja{\"i}s and David Ambro{\vz} and Carmen M. Treacy and Marco Morsolini and David Paul Jenkins and Jaroslav Lindner and Philippe Dartevelle and Eckhard Mayer and G{\'e}rald Simonneau},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2016},
  volume={133 9},
  pages={859-71}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, a rare complication of acute pulmonary embolism, is characterized by fibrothrombotic obstructions of large pulmonary arteries combined with small-vessel arteriopathy. It can be cured by pulmonary endarterectomy, and can be clinically improved by medical therapy in inoperable patients. A European registry was set up in 27 centers to evaluate long-term outcome and outcome correlates in 2 distinct populations of operated and not-operated… CONTINUE READING
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