Erica Stein

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Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is the surgical therapy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), which is defined as pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg) that persists for at least 6 months after an episode of pulmonary embolism. At experienced centers, PTE has a perioperative mortality…

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