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pulmonary endarterectomy part I, anesthesia management

Dalia A Banks, Gert Victor D Pretorius, Kim M Kerr, Gerard R Manecke
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) results from recurrent or incomplete resolution of pulmonary embolism. CTEPH is much more common than generally appreciated. Although pulmonary embolism (PE) affects a large number of Americans, chronic pulmonary thromboembolic hypertension remains underdiagnosed. It is imperative that all patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) be screened for the presence of CTEPH since this form of PH is potentially curable with pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) surgery...
December 2014: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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