Two-stage Treatment Using Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty and Pulmonary Endarterectomy in a Patient with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Takayuki Kawashima, Akihiro Yoshitake, Takashi Kawakami, Hideyuki Shimizu

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Abstract

We performed a 2-stage procedure combining balloon pulmonary angioplasty and pulmonary endarterectomy for a high-risk chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension patient with high pulmonary vascular resistance. First, balloon pulmonary angioplasty was performed for distal lesions to improve hemodynamics and decrease the surgical risk. Subsequently, pulmonary endarterectomy was performed for proximal lesions, and the hemodynamics and symptoms improved dramatically. Our strategy was therefore found to be useful for treating a high-risk chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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