Balloon pulmonary angioplasty in a patient with prostate cancer and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension Journal Article


Authors: Bryce, Y.; Santos, E.
Article Title: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty in a patient with prostate cancer and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Abstract: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a subtype of pulmonary hypertension characterized by a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mm Hg due to obstructive fibrotic thromboembolic material in the pulmonary arteries. Malignancy is a significant risk for developing CTEPH. The option for inoperable CTEPH is largely medical with variable outcomes. Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is a promising option for inoperable patients given distal-type CTEPH, co-morbidities, or residual pulmonary hypertension after surgery. We present a case of a patient with prostate cancer and CTEPH successfully treated with balloon pulmonary angioplasty. © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: clinical article; aged; case report; follow up; oxygen; oxygen therapy; anticoagulant therapy; prostate cancer; lung embolism; urology; systolic blood pressure; echocardiography; patient treatment; sildenafil; prostate cancers; diseases; computed tomographic angiography; anticoagulant agent; pulmonary artery; lung lobe; pulmonary hypertension; lung angiography; troponin; percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; lung artery pressure; balloons; very elderly; human; male; priority journal; article; balloon pulmonary angioplasty; chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; co morbidities
Journal Title: Clinical Imaging
Volume: 50
ISSN: 0899-7071
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2018-07-01
Start Page: 185
End Page: 187
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.04.004
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 29649782
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 1 May 2018 -- Source: Scopus
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