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International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Acute Right Ventricular Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Acute on Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease

Mikkilineni S1*, Mehra S2, Efird J2,3 and Dagubatti R2
1Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, USA
2Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, USA
3Center for Health Disparities, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, USA
Corresponding author : Mikkilineni S
Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 03, 2013 Accepted: August 30, 2013 Published: September 03, 2013
Citation: Mikkilineni S, Mehra S, Efird J, Dagubatti R (2013) Acute Right Ventricular Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Acute on Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:5. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000147

Abstract

Acute Right Ventricular Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Acute on Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease

Pulmonary embolism is a potentially correctable cause of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). The right ventricle is susceptible to failure with acute elevations in afterload. Without intervention, the rate of survival is low and proportional to the degree of PH. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is considered in symptomatic patients who have hemodynamic or ventilatory impairment at rest or with exercise.

Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

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