Surgical Management of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a progressive disease, which may lead to severe right ventricular dysfunction and debilitating symptoms. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) provides the best opportunity for complete resolution of obstructing thromboembolic disease and functional improvement in appropriately selected patients. In this article, the authors review preoperative workup, patient selection, operative technique, postoperative care, and outcomes after PTE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vekstein, AM; Nellis, JR; McCartney, SL; Haney, JC

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 89 - 101

PubMed ID

  • 34809920

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8720361

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccl.2021.08.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands