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Pulmonary endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: A case report and review of the literature

Lina Gumbienė
  • Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
  • Centre of Cardiology and Angiology, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
  • Centre of Cardiac Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
/ Taida Ivanauskienė
  • Centre of Cardiology and Angiology, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
/ Mindaugas Matačiūnas
  • Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
/ Rolandas Zablockis
  • Clinic of Infections, Chest Deseases, Dermatovenerology and Allergology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
/ Raimondas Širmenis
  • Centre of Cardiac Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
/ Karolis Urbonas
  • Centre of Anestesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
/ Rimantas Karalius
  • Clinic of Cardiovascular Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
  • Centre of Cardiac Surgery, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
Published Online: 2012-07-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10287-012-0004-2

Pulmonary endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: A case report and review of the literature

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a progressive and disabling disease with high morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary endarterectomy has been approved as a first choice treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with obstruction of proximal pulmonary arteries. The aim of the article is to describe our first experience in this kind of treatment. Diagnosis of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, criteria for the surgery, operative technique and results, perioperative management are discussed.

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