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Diagnosis and care of postembolic pulmonary hypertension: the role of the pneumologist
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19084211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prognosis of postembolic pulmonary hypertension, a rare and serious disease, has been transformed with the curative intervention of pulmonary endarteriectomy. The screening is based on two key non invasive examinations, the cardiac ultrasound and ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy. The confirmation of the diagnosis and the determination of the best therapeutic options then relies on the expertise of the national reference centre, based on the haemodynamics and the morphological data provided by pulmonary angiography and spiral computerised tomography. Although the technique of endarteriectomy is fully validated, a drug approach is in the assessment process, both in the inoperable forms or when confronted with persistent postsurgical pulmonary hypertension.
I Frachon; X Jaïs; C Leroyer; Y Jobic; E Huchot; G Simonneau; P Dartevelle
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue de pneumologie clinique     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0761-8417     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Pneumol Clin     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406312     Medline TA:  Rev Pneumol Clin     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  316-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Equipe d'accueil 3878, groupe HTAP de Bretagne occidentale, département de médecine interne et pneumologie, hôpital de la Cavale-Blanche, 29609 Brest, France.
Vernacular Title:
Diagnostic et prise en charge de l'hypertension pulmonaire postembolique : le rôle du pneumologue.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy*
Patient Selection
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, Spiral Computed

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