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Pulmonary endarterectomy

  • K. Valchanov (a1) and A. Vuylsteke (a1)

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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a condition that is recognised in an increased percentage of patients. Pulmonary endarterectomy is recognised as being the only curative option for a subgroup of those patients, but anaesthesiologists and intensivists face many challenges in how they manage these patients perioperatively. Ultimately, it is the combination of skills in a multidisciplinary team that leads to a successful procedure and dramatically improves patient's quality of life and life expectancy.

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Correspondence to: Alain Vuylsteke, Department of Anaesthesia, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, CB3 8RE, UK. E-mail: alain.Vuylsteke@papworth.nhs.uk; Tel: +44 1480 364406; Fax: +44 1480 364936

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