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Case report
The case of surgically treated severe thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension developing in the course of recurrent pulmonary embolism

Danuta Karasek, Władysław Sinkiewicz, Wojciech Balak, Robert Bujak, Wojciech Gilewski
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):80-83.

open access

Vol 68, No 1 (2010)
Other
Published online: 2010-02-03
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a patient with surgically treated progressive thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in the course of recurrent pulmonary embolism resulting from deep vein thrombosis is presented. Acute embolic episode seems to have crucial role as an initiating factor triggering the cascade of unfavorable changes in pulmonary vasculature. The paper stresses the role of systematic clinical and echocardiographic control of patients after pulmonary embolism in order to diagnose developing complications as soon as possible. It would allow to introduce efficient treatment and improve prognosis.

Abstract

A case of a patient with surgically treated progressive thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in the course of recurrent pulmonary embolism resulting from deep vein thrombosis is presented. Acute embolic episode seems to have crucial role as an initiating factor triggering the cascade of unfavorable changes in pulmonary vasculature. The paper stresses the role of systematic clinical and echocardiographic control of patients after pulmonary embolism in order to diagnose developing complications as soon as possible. It would allow to introduce efficient treatment and improve prognosis.
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Keywords

pulmonary hypertension; pulmonary embolism; echocardiography; pulmonary thrombarterectomy

About this article
Title

Case report
The case of surgically treated severe thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension developing in the course of recurrent pulmonary embolism

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 1 (2010)

Pages

80-83

Published online

2010-02-03

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):80-83.

Keywords

pulmonary hypertension
pulmonary embolism
echocardiography
pulmonary thrombarterectomy

Authors

Danuta Karasek
Władysław Sinkiewicz
Wojciech Balak
Robert Bujak
Wojciech Gilewski

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