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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 289-291

Anesthetic management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension for pulmonary endarterectomy

Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, JNMC, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nameirakpam Charan
Room No. 6, New building Meghe heights, JNMC Campus, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharastra
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_40_17

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Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is considered treatment of choice for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The procedure dramatically improves functional status and provides an excellent immediate improvement and long-term survival, better than lung transplantation. PEA, until recently performed in only a few highly specialized centers, is now spreading worldwide with good results. We report successful anesthetic management of PEA under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in our institute.

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