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Surgical treatment of chronic unresolved pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6386295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents a historical review, as well as a detailed discussion of the incidence, current surgical therapy, and prognosis of chronic unresolved pulmonary embolism. In patients with pulmonary hypertension resulting from this condition, the prognosis is very poor if untreated. In general, medical therapy and anticoagulants and other pharmacologic agents have remained ineffective. In selected patients, surgical embolectomy has improved pulmonary artery pressures, hypoxemia, and functional status as well as overall survival.
W R Chitwood; D C Sabiston; A S Wechsler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0272-5231     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-18     Completed Date:  1984-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-36     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Gas Analysis
Chronic Disease
History, 16th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Hypertension, Pulmonary / physiopathology
Lung / pathology
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Pulmonary Embolism / history,  pathology,  surgery*

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