Thromboendarterectomy for chronic, major-vessel thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Immediate and long-term results in 42 patients.

@article{Moser1987ThromboendarterectomyFC,
  title={Thromboendarterectomy for chronic, major-vessel thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Immediate and long-term results in 42 patients.},
  author={Kenneth M. Moser and Pat O. Daily and Kendra Peterson and Walter P. Dembitsky and Jonathan M. Vapnek and Deborah Shure and J L Utley and Colin Archibald},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={560-5}
}
Since 1970, forty-two patients with pulmonary hypertension due to chronic, thromboembolic obstruction of the major pulmonary arteries have had pulmonary thromboendarterectomy at the University of California, San Diego, and the San Diego Veterans Medical Centers. Duration of symptoms before admission averaged 4.4 years, with many alternative diagnoses having been made. At admission, 29 patients had class IV disease by New York Heart Association criteria, and 12, class III. Immediately after… CONTINUE READING