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Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for pulmonary hypertension linked to thalassemia
  • Mohammad Izzat,
  • hazem aljasem,
  • Ahmad Izzat
Mohammad Izzat
Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
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hazem aljasem
Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
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Ahmad Izzat
Damascus University Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Chronic pulmonary thromboembolism is one of the pathogenic mechanisms for the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension in thalassemic patients, but there are no current recommendations for the management of this complication. We report performing successful pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy in a patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension linked to β-thalassemia, which was followed by substantial hemodynamic and functional improvements. This report supports the feasibility of pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in thalassemic patients, and highlights the need for a comprehensive evaluation for both the presence and cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension prior to determining the likelihood of surgical cure.

Peer review status:Published

26 Jan 2021Published in Clinical Case Reports. 10.1002/ccr3.3847