Oxygen Therapy May Ease Lung Pressure in CTEPH Before Angioplasty

Oxygen Therapy May Ease Lung Pressure in CTEPH Before Angioplasty

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Oxygen Therapy May Ease Lung Pressure in CTEPH Before Angioplasty

Oxygen therapy may help relieve lung pressure in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) who are about to undergo balloon pulmonary angioplasty, a procedure in which balloons are used to open blood vessels that have been chronically narrowed or blocked, according to a new study. Researchers found a decrease in mean pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) occurred independently of treatment with vasodilators, meaning oxygen therapy could be helpful to maximize the safety of angioplasty. The study,…

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