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Angiographic evaluation of chronic pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7403501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In some patients acute pulmonary emboli may fail to resolve normally, resulting in chronic pulmonary embolism. This may lead to pulmonary hypertension, respiratory insufficiency, cor pulmonale, and death. The angiographic evaluation in nine patients with chronic pulmonary embolism who underwent embolectomy is presented. Particular emphasis on the predictive value of selective bronchial arteriography in four of these patients is considered. In chronic pulmonary embolism, pulmonary arteries distal to obstructed areas may remain patent and be supplied by hypertrophied bronchial arteries. Since back-bleeding of arterial blood from the bronchial circulation at surgery may predict the success of embolectomy, preoperative bronchial arteriography may be useful for predicting potential surgical success.
S R Mills; D C Jackson; D C Sullivan; A V Moore; D K Heaston; W G Wolfe; D C Sabiston
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-21     Completed Date:  1980-10-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Dyspnea / etiology
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Leg / blood supply
Lung / blood supply,  radiography
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / radiography
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  radiography*,  surgery
Thrombophlebitis / complications,  radiography

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