Patients with Inoperable CTEPH
In a 2011 registry of 679 CTEPH patients, 247, or 37%, were deemed inoperable (see table).8
According to the Fifth World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension convened in 2013:
- All patients diagnosed with CTEPH should receive lifelong anticoagulation.3
- Comparing radiographic burden of disease with hemodynamics is critical to determining operability and risk from surgery before performing PTE.*3
- Overall operability assessment must consider patient factors, including comorbidities.3
†5 patients were missing data.
Operability assessment remains a subjective process, so re-evaluation of operability by a second experienced CTEPH center in cases initially deemed inoperable is recommended.3
Can very ill patients be considered for PTE* surgery? Find out in this video.
*Also called pulmonary endarterectomy or PEA.
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Re-evaluation of operability by a second experienced CTEPH center in cases initially deemed inoperable is recommended.