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Pulmonary Endarterectomy - Treatment of Choice for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension due to Emboli

  • S. W. Jamieson

Abstract

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a relatively common entity, but underdiagnosed. Those who practice pulmonary transplantation probably encounter patients with chronic pulmonary embolism often, as it is one of the more common causes of pulmonary hypertension. However, its exact frequency is hard to determine, because most patients presenting with thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension have not experienced clinically evident deep venous thrombosis or symptomatic episodes of pulmonary thromboembolism.

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Pulmonary Hypertension Circulatory Arrest Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension 
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