Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Starodubtseva I.A.

N. N. Burdenko Voronezh State Medical University, Assistant of Department of Propedeutics of Internal Diseases, DSc.

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty — an efective method of treatment for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №2 Pages: 222-224
Heading: Cardiology Article type: Case report
Authors: Starodubtseva I.A.
Organization: Voronezh State Medical University n.a. N.N. Burdenko

The article presents the clinical case of patient with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. It is describes the classical course of the disease with use of full spectrum of diagnostic procedures. Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is a gold standard of treatment. Nevertheless, performance of PEA is possible in only 60 % of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Balloon pulmonary angioplasty and drug therapy with a stimulator of soluble guanylate cyclase are alternative treatment strategy.