Technique and outcomes of pulmonary endarterectomy surgery.


Pulmonary endarterectomy (PTE) is the definitive treatment for chronic pulmonary hypertension resulting from thromboembolic disease. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is estimated to occur in approximately 4% of patients who have developed an acute pulmonary embolism, though the true prevalence is suspected to be much higher. Chronic… (More)


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@article{Thistlethwaite2008TechniqueAO, title={Technique and outcomes of pulmonary endarterectomy surgery.}, author={Patricia A. Thistlethwaite and Kan Kaneko and Michael M. Madani and Stuart Jamieson}, journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia}, year={2008}, volume={14 5}, pages={274-82} }