Two Cases of Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism Saved by Postoperative Use of a Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Support Device

Masato Sato, Motomi Ando, Akihito Muto, Yuka Kondo, Ryo Hoshino, Toshiya Nishibe, Mitsuru Yamashita

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Abstract

We performed pulmonary thromboendarterectomy under deep hypothermic intermittent circulatory arrest in 18 patients with chronic pulmonary thromboembolism from August 2001 to January 2004. In some of these cases, reperfusion pulmonary edema prevented a satisfactory improvement in hemodynamic data soon after the surgery. Here we report two cases of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism in which we successfully prevented postoperative persistent pulmonary hypertension and hypoxia caused by severe reperfusion pulmonary edema by the use of a percutaneous cardiopulmonary support device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-316
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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