Pulmonary microvascular disease in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Gali2006PulmonaryMD,
  title={Pulmonary microvascular disease in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Nazzereno Gali{\`e} and Nick Hyong Kim},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 7},
  pages={571-6}
}
Distal, small-vessel vasculopathy is generally considered a major contributor to the progression of pulmonary hypertension (PH) as chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) develops over time and is a major determinant of postoperative outcome after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). The pathogenesis and natural history of microvascular disease in CTEPH remain uncharacterized. Mechanisms for significant distal disease may involve the following processes: (1) predominant obstructions of… CONTINUE READING