cardiology
Interventional cardiology

Surgery an option for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Up to 4% of patients surviving a pulmonary embolus will develop chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension resulting from the formation of abnormal thrombus or ineffective thrombolysis. Professor David McGiffin, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, told the HAA meeting how pulmonary endarterectomy that requires complete circulatory arrest during surgery can cure the associated ...

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