Interventional Management of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a distinct form of pulmonary hypertension characterized by the nonresolution of thrombotic material in the pulmonary tree; whenever feasible and safe, first-line treatment should be pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. In patients who are not operative candidates, balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has emerged as an effective treatment modality that results in improvements in functional class, symptoms, hemodynamics, 6-minute walk distance, and right ventricular and pulmonary artery mechanics. Careful attention to procedural technique and rapid identification and treatment of complications are critical for a successful BPA program.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Serfas, JD; Krasuski, RA

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 114

PubMed ID

  • 34809911

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccl.2021.08.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands