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Balloon pulmonary angioplasty in a patient with prostate cancer and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

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Summary of "Balloon pulmonary angioplasty in a patient with prostate cancer and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension."

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a subtype of pulmonary hypertension characterized by a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mm Hg due to obstructive fibrotic thromboembolic material in the pulmonary arteries. Malignancy is a significant risk for developing CTEPH. The option for inoperable CTEPH is largely medical with variable outcomes. Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is a promising option for inoperable patients given distal-type CTEPH, co-morbidities, or residual pulmonary hypertension after surgery. We present a case of a patient with prostate cancer and CTEPH successfully treated with balloon pulmonary angioplasty.

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Name: Clinical imaging
ISSN: 1873-4499
Pages: 185-187

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