Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Clin Chest Med. 1995 Jun;16(2):353-74.


Chronic, major-vessel thromboembolic disease represents a potentially correctable form of pulmonary hypertension. A thorough understanding of the unique problems associated with each aspect of care in these patients is essential to ensure a minimal perioperative mortality and satisfactory long-term outcome. This article reviews the cause, natural history, evaluation, surgical management, and postoperative course of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension undergoing thromboendarterectomy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Endarterectomy
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary* / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary* / etiology
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary* / surgery
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery
  • Pulmonary Embolism* / complications
  • Pulmonary Embolism* / diagnosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism* / surgery