Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism is an underdiagnosed condition with major morbidity and mortality. Over the past year and a half, we diagnosed 6 new cases of which 3 underwent successful, pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy (2 in San Diego, 1 in Jerusalem). All recovered fully and returned to normal, active life. We conclude that pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy is a viable option for patients with chronic pulmonary thromboembolism.
|Original language||American English|
|Pages (from-to)||465-468, 536|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1996|