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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22748907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by obstruction of pulmonary arterial vasculature by acute or recurrent thromboemboli with subsequent organization, leading to progressive pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. Until relatively recently, CTEPH was a diagnosis made primarily at autopsy, but advances made in diagnostic modalities and surgical pulmonary endarterectomy techniques have made this disease treatable and even potentially curable. Although published guidelines are available, in the absence of randomized controlled trials regarding CTEPH there is a lack of standardization, and treatment options have to be individualized.
Authors:
Robert J Moraca; Manreet Kanwar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.
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