Benefits of PTE Surgery for CTEPH Rapid and Sustained, Study Shows

Benefits of PTE Surgery for CTEPH Rapid and Sustained, Study Shows

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Benefits of PTE Surgery for CTEPH Rapid and Sustained, Study Shows

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) quickly and significantly improved blood flow dynamics and right-sided heart function in people with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), with the surgery’s benefits sustained over the long term, a small study shows. Notably, right ventricular (RV) free wall strain, an indirect and non-invasive measure of RV function, was found to significantly improve immediately after PTE, in contrast to other commonly used echocardiography (Echo)-based RV functional measures. These findings highlight the immediate benefits…

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